adam smith

William Watson: The main benefit of reading the classics—humility

Find out what the great economists—Smith, Keynes, et al—said rather than what people say they said.

William Watson: Was antagonism to markets literally bred into us?

There are billions more of us humans than there used to be and most of us are living far better than our species has ever lived.

William Watson: Land-locking Alberta’s resources will reduce the wealth of our nation

The word “pipeline” does not appear in the Wealth of Nations, but what the Danube is to ordinary shipping, pipelines now are to the delivery of oil and gas.

Dragon's Den Meets Adam Smith

Each week, millions of Canadians learn about the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship while being entertained by one of the country's most successful television shows, CBC's Dragon's Den.