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Today is the 235th anniversary of the publication of Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

Here is a brief (13 minutes) conversation on the anniversary with me and Caleb Brown of Cato:

Here is Dan Klein and Brandon Lucas on the physical and intellectual centrality of the invisible hand metaphor in both The Wealth of Nations and the Theory of Moral Sentiments. Mark Skousen comments on their work here.