Adam Smith Program
Department of Economics · George Mason University

Adam Smith Reading Group, March 31--Hume's Essays

Reading Group

Start Time
Friday, 31 Mar 2023
End Time
Friday, 31 Mar 2023
Adam Smith Program

We read pages 253-366 of David Hume's Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1994), corresponding to the following essays. (Titles in boldface are the focus.)

  • “Of Commerce”
  • “Of Refinement in the Arts”
  • “Of Money”
  • “Of Interest”
  • “Of the Balance of Trade”
  • “Of the Jealousy of Trade”
  • “Of the Balance of Power”
  • “Of Taxes”
  • “Of Public Credit”