How We Get Rich

A statue of Adam Smith in Edinburgh, Scotland Photo: Alamy

Read this article. Share it with your friends.This is why I am an optimist about the world’s future and have been for fifty-odd years. (Some years were odder than others.)

If you don’t understand, ask the seven-year-old at the corner lemonade stand.

I learned this in college in the 60s. What did you learn?

May I suggest that the outbreak of ideas and prosperity in northwestern Europe were triggered by the invention of the printing press (contributing to “ideas having sex”) and the Reformation (contributing to Scottish-model equality)?