April 28, 2020

200. Understanding the real Adam Smith

He has been called the ‘Father of Economics’, but how much of what he talked about and wrote about has stood the test of time? Have we fully understood his ideas of free trade and the invisible hand? And why is a man, who cared so much about the plight of the poor, now seen as the poster boy for the right and those with money to protect? Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about the work of Adam Smith – the good and bad – on this episode of the Debunking Economics Podcast.

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