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Adam Smith
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  • Adam Smith and Malthus, two younger Gradgrinds, were out at lecture in custody; and little Jane, after manufacturing a good deal of moist pipe-clay on her face with slate-pencil and tears, had fallen asleep over vulgar fractions.

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  • Adam Smith wrote about both moral and economic theory. His genius was in seeing how people’s selfish inclinations could be channeled for the betterment of society.
  • The consequence is, that while he is reading Adam Smith, Ricardo, and Say, he runs his father in debt irretrievably.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden

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