“It’s kind of shocking to realize the person known as the father of modern economics, Adam Smith, didn’t think the pursuit of wealth was a very good idea,” say Russ Roberts. “He thought it was corrosive, thought it was bad for you, thought ambition was bad for you, thought the pursuit of fame would destroy your character and your happiness, your serenity, your tranquility.

Russ Roberts: Adam Smith’s Surprising Guide to Happiness (But Not Wealth)

Russ Roberts: Adam Smith's Surprising Guide to Happiness (But Not Wealth)