Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Irony of Tim Harford's Book's Title

Adam Gurri of Sophistipundit (here) reports on Lost legacy’s challenge to Tim Harford to provide the evidence for his assertion that Adam Smith had not visited a pin factory but merely wrote about one while sitting in his mother’s house in Kirkcaldy and perusing an encyclopaedia.

Adam Gurri's reaction to Tim Harford's book: “I was already having difficulty getting this book in...with frivolous scholarship like this, I might just chose to skip it for the time being.” My copy is on order and is due any day.


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