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Why Do We Still Read Adam Smith?  

Before he became “the father of economics,” he was an evolutionary psychologist

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Jesse Norman, 56, is a rising star in British politics. Member of Parliament since 2010 for Hereford and South Herefordshire, a county seat 135 miles west of London, today Norman is Minister for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution in the Conservative government of Theresa May – a potential future Tory leader himself.  What is he doing as the author of a readable and thoughtful book, Adam Smith: Founder of Economics (Basic Books, 2018)? Part of the answer is that he’s thinking through his politics in an unusually thorough fashion. His previous book, equally salient, was Edmund Burke, The First Conservative,