Buxton International Festival

Jesse Norman

Adam Smith: What He Thought and Why It MattersBuxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Grasping the problems of modern capitalism

Adam Smith is now widely regarded as ‘the father of modern economics’, but was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of ‘market fundamentalism’ and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? MP and historian Jesse Norman dispels the myths and caricatures and gives us Smith in the round, not only the first thinker to place markets at the heart of economics but also a pioneering theorist of moral philosophy, culture and society.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12