The Worldly Philosophers Setting & Symbolism

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Scotland

The Scotland of the 1700s was home to Adam Smith, who was educated at the University of Glasgow.

England

England is the economy used most often for analysis and examples. England was a society with a wealthy upper class and a poor lower class.

New Lanark

New Lanark was a community in Scotland that was a utopian community visited by celebrities from all over the world. New Lanark was well run and profitable for its owner.

New Harmony

New Harmony, located in Posey County, Indiana, was a model Village of Cooperation community built by Robert Owen.Owen left it after he built it and it eventually failed.

France

France is the country in Europe traveled to by Adam Smith when he worked as a tutor. It is also the birth place of Saint-Simone. Karl Marx worked as a magazine editor in Paris before moving to London.

Germany

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