Before tales about Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter, people wrote bawdy or gross stories about Gulliver’s Travels.
She wrote her six novels as the institution was undergoing a tectonic shift—to being less about social and financial networks and more about love.
Adam Smith devoted a long section in The Wealth of Nations to explaining why the universities in his home country produced better teachers than Oxford.
You too can sound like a rich, proper, old English gentleman with guidance from their charming correspondence manuals.
The 18th-century economist's works had a lot in common with the popular fiction of his time, even if he professed to disdain it.
Some of the best analyses lie not in the field of economics, but in books like The Giver—dystopian tales sitting on shelves marked Young Adult.
In her fiction, the 18th-century novelist wrestled with the same question that preoccupied Adam Smith: Does the pursuit of wealth diminish a person's moral integrity?