February 22nd, 2016
Episode 480 of 715 episodes
Russ Roberts (@EconTalker) talks about how economics can help us understand the world around us and lead better lives. He's the author of How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness and host of the EconTalk podcast. The Cheat Sheet: Adam Smith's deepest insight into human nature -- what really makes us tick -- is being loved and lovely. Learn about the impartial spectator -- Smith's basis for our conscience What are the dangers of self-deception at work and at home? The father of capitalism thought that seeking wealth for its own sake is a fool's game and corrupts us. Even in 1759, Adam Smith understood the seductive power of gadgets, celebrities, and powerful politicians. And so much more... Show notes at http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/russ-roberts-how-adam-smith-can-change-your-life-episode-489/ HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! If you dig the show, please subscribe in iTunes and write us a review! This is what helps us stand out from the crowd and help people find the credible advice they need. Review the show in iTunes! We rely on it! http://www.theartofcharm.com/mobilereview Stay Charming!