On the Deliberate Centrality of an Invisible Hand: A Reply to Gavin Kennedy, Ryan Hanley, and Craig Smith

Economic Affairs, Forthcoming

6 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2011

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Daniel B. Klein

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Brandon Lucas

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: March 9, 2011

Abstract

We previously showed that “led by an invisible hand” was physically central in original editions of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. We suggested that Adam Smith did that deliberately. Three authors commented on our paper, Gavin Kennedy, Ryan Hanley, and Craig Smith. In this article we reply to their comments.

Keywords: Adam Smith, invisible hand, Wealth of Nations, Theory of Moral Sentiments, middle, center

JEL Classification: A13, B0, B1

Suggested Citation

Klein, Daniel B. and Lucas, Brandon, On the Deliberate Centrality of an Invisible Hand: A Reply to Gavin Kennedy, Ryan Hanley, and Craig Smith (March 9, 2011). Economic Affairs, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1781706

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Brandon Lucas

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