Foundation for Economic Education: Trade Is What Makes Us Human

By Dan Sanchez


It was the larger "collective brain" of homo sapiens that made the difference.

In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith famously wrote of humanity’s “propensity to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another.” Smith noted that trade is a characteristic mark that distinguishes humankind from all other creatures:


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