Study Guide

The Wealth of Nations Characters

By Adam Smith

Pin Makers

Since this is a book about political philosophy and not a story, there aren't really characters...

Schoolteachers

Like he does with the lucky, lucky pin makers, Adam Smith talks about schoolteachers so he can...

Farmers

In Adam Smith's opinion, there's no one in society more productive than a farmer. After all, they...

Colonizers

There are many things that Adam Smith is not a fan of, but one of the big ones is people who take...

Corn Merchants

A lot of people in Smith's time wanted to know why there had to be middlemen between farmers and...