Adam Smith - This 18th century Scotsman is the author of "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations."
King of Spain - This monarch is mentioned mainly in reference to his taxation on metal in the area now known as Latin America.
Edwin Cannan - A scholar and political economics professor at the University of London, this editor is only referred to at the very beginning of the book.
Max Lerner - This scholar wrote the 66 page introduction to "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations."
Machiavelli - Mentioned in the introduction, this highly literate man was decidedly undemocratic in his views of politics and society. His work is generally viewed negatively by 20th and 21st century republics.
Karl Marx - This man's book was mentioned in the introduction to the text. His political theory that the...
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