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Political Science


Discusses capitalism and imperialism within the context of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.


Author is a Charles Carroll Fellow. The Charles Carroll Program at the College of the Holy Cross promotes the study of the major themes of the American political tradition by investigating their roots in the western philosophical tradition and by emphasizing their connection to contemporary issues.

This paper was presented at the conference "Adam Smith: Moral Philosopher and Economic Theorist" held April 3-4, 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross. The conference featured a panel of students from the Charles Carroll program who were selected through an essay-writing contest to share their research and perspectives on Adam Smith.