Adam Smith’s Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness

  • John E. Hill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 227-252

About this book


This book examines Adam Smith’s main principles in Wealth of Nations as the basis for effective policymaking. Adam Smith wanted to increase happiness through this formula for a good life: equality, liberty, and justice. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues, grossly misrepresent his thought, emphasizing only liberty and not also equality and justice. This book suggests policies that combine all three in order for happiness to be maximized.


Adam Smith American Dream Business ethics Happiness Healthcare Free market Education Equality Hedonic treadmill Laissez-faire Invisible Hand Justice Liberty Umpire of capitalism Universal health insurance Wealth Universal early childhood education

Authors and affiliations

  • John E. Hill
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  1. 1.Curry CollegeMiltonUSA

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