The son of one of the world’s most influential and talented economists is obviously a total geek. How wonderful. Oh, and get this blog comment and response. Update 16:58: Then, of course, you read this. Why don’t economists get any respect?

Adam Smith in the 21st Century

A post on the Economist’s Free Exchange blog - about Adam Smith’s house in Edinburgh going on sale - reminded me of a childhood fantasy, and caused me to think how it could be brought up to date. Adam Smith (and many other free-marketers since) have had a lot to say about the ingenuity of the human spirit and the market’s ability to do a better job of enriching humans than central planning.