Born today economist Adam Smith
Whom our Founding Fathers were smitten with.*
If you've the time and plenty of patience
Read his treatise " Wealth of Nations".
*So thinks Roy C. Smith in his book "Adam Smith and the Origins of American Enterprise: How the Founding Fathers Turned to a Great Economist's Writings and Created the American Economy." Progressive Thom Hartmann and others question Adam Smith's influence compared to that of Alexander Hamilton who wrote "Report on the Subject of Manufactures" while Washington's Secretary of Treasury.