Scottish Enlightenment and Public Governance of the Economic System
Journal of Constitutional History: Constitutional Ideas and Principles of the Scottish Enlightenment, pp. 135-146, 2010
14 Pages Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 29, 2012
This paper questions the idea that natural, in the natural system of liberty Adam Smith describes, means inevitable, normal, or perfect. For Smith, what is natural in a natural system that governs the economy seems to be a normative prescription.
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