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Smith, Adam

Syllabification: Smith, Adam
Pronunciation: /smiTH
 
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Definition of Smith, Adam in English:

( 1723–90), Scottish economist and philosopher. Often regarded as the founder of modern economics, he advocated minimal state interference in economic matters and discredited mercantilism. His works include Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776).

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