Adam Smith and the Virtue of Punctuality

Essays in honor of Christopher Berry (Edinburgh University Press) Forthcoming

11 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2020

Date Written: May 17, 2020

Abstract

Commercial society changed many things, including what is considered virtuous and what is considered valuable. The increase in productivity observed in commercial society changed the ways we use our time and thus the value of time. Time is now money. So punctuality becomes a virtue. Adam Smith explicitly recognizes the virtue of punctuality as a commercial virtue.

Keywords: Adam Smith, virtue, punctuality, commerce

JEL Classification: B12

Suggested Citation

Paganelli, Maria Pia, Adam Smith and the Virtue of Punctuality (May 17, 2020). Essays in honor of Christopher Berry (Edinburgh University Press) Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3603681

Maria Pia Paganelli (Contact Author)

Trinity University ( email )

Dept. of Economics
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States

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