It's Adam Smith's birthday today. Well, probably. We know that he was baptised on 5th June 1723 – which, because of the calendar change in 1752 translates to 16th June today. And generally, children in Fife would be baptised a couple of days after they were born, so it's a fair bet that today is his birthday.Perhaps we should arrange a cage match between Eamonn and Don Boudreaux to settle the question Smith's birthday once and for all.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Adam Smith's birthday, again
Round 3 on Adam Smith's birthday. Eamonn Butler enters the ring at the Adam Smith Institute blog by posting on June 14 that