Dan Klein on Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments

Economist Dan Klein discusses Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments in a series of podcasts for EconTalk. The podcasts are part of the series EconTalk Book Club, and will comemorate the 250th anniversay of the book’s publication.

One of Klein’s emphases is on the complimentary relationship between the Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations, noting the first and final editions of Moral Sentiments book end the Wealth of Nations. The ideas in the two books can’t be disentangled easily.