Was Adam Smith asked by the Rothschilds to write The Wealth of Nations
According to Search, some members have previously asserted that he was, but there was no evidence of it. I don't have any proof, either, but I have
read some evidence in a book, so I decided to put it up here. I'm not saying with certainty that he was
asked by them; I'm merely presenting
evidence (however weak
) that he may
For those who have never studied economics, Adam Smith practically founded the discipline in The Wealth of Nations
, in which he proposed ideas
like division of labour and 'the invisible hand'. He objected to a planned economy and instead believed that the power of the market and the pursuit
of self-interest can push society forward.
Supported by the alleged Freemason David Hume, Smith started working on his magnum opus in 1766, when he stopped teaching. Was it possible that,
during this time, he was supported by those behind the scenes?
The bankers had the motivation. Since capitalism is all about free markets, the role of the government in the economy is weaker. While some amount of
government intervention is needed to make sure things run smoothly, it is very easy for the government to collude with the corporations. Power
corrupts, whether it came democratically or not.
Moreover, he was saying that self-interest has a positive impact on society. Although that may not be problematic for the economy, its impacts on
human morality is much greater. People would do anything in the pursuit of the almighty dollar, and that creates a society where money is
Our biggest clue is the invisible hand. It's generally believed that the invisible hand refers to the market, which performs the rationing and
allocating functions naturally, without human intervention. However, Emma Georgina Rothschild, who is, not surprisingly, a Rothschild, has stated that
the Hand is not at all an important concept in economics, but some ironic joke. That is quite weird considering the significance that this concept has
had on our world today. Could it be that the Invisible Hand was hinting at some other force behind the publication of the book (the bankers)?
The phrase 'invisible hand' was hardly ever used until the sixteenth century, when it took on a wide range of meanings, including God and death.
Strangely, George Washington also used it in his inaugural speech:
“In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than
my own, nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts
the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to
have been distinguished by some token of providential agency”
Washington has not once mentioned God or Jesus in his speech. Was he, perhaps, alluding to Freemasonry?
Also related is the Masonic gesture, the hidden hand. (I was told to get a life - and for a good reason - when I first posted this pic, but I'm too
lazy to upload another picture.
Before his death, Smith made a confession to the Presbyterian Church and had all his manuscript, published and unpublished, burnt. Did he regret
having written the book?
I know this isn't a very strong thread as far as evidence goes, hence the Skunk Works classification, but hopefully, other ATSers have much more to
contribute to it.
统治世界 by He Xin (Main source)
P.S. This is one of the few OPs that I've been planning before I got an account (although I didn't get into the actual writing until now). Hope you