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Adam smith 1 (1723-1790) the 18th-century scottish philosopher adam smith is credited with writing the first great work on political economy his treatise the wealth of nations describes the evolution and political nations smith was born in kirkcaldy, scotland, and educated at the universities of glasgow and oxford. In february, gibbon published the first volume of his the history of the decline and fall of the roman empire while in march a brilliant intellectual, a star of the scottish enlightenment, single-handedly invented the subject of modern political economy with an inquiry into the nature and causes of the.
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