The paper uses the writings of Adam Smith (The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments) to frame some of the economic, psychological and ethical issues regarding how best to assist the poor.
University Dialogue 2008. The Growing Divide: A University Dialogue on Poverty and Opportunity.
Durham, NH: Discovery Program, University of New Hampshire
Birch, Tom, "Who shall assist the poor? an inquiry into the role of markets, private charity and government" (2008). The University Dialogue. 35.
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