Posts by Daniel B. Klein
Daniel B. Klein is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Associate Fellow of the Ratio Institute, and Chief Editor of Econ Journal Watch.
Adam Smith’s Condemnation of Slavery, 1759


Adam Smith fulminated against the injustice of slavery in The Theory of Moral Sentiments, speaking of the slave traders as the refuse of the jails of Europe: There is not a negro from the coast of Africa who does not, in this respect, possess a degree of magnanimity which the soul of his sordid...
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