Journal of Libertarian Studies

Rashid on Adam Smith: In Need of Proof

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Salim Rashid (1990) purports to have established some facts about Adam Smith’s scholarship, significant among which are (a) Smith’s plagiarism, (b) the poor quality of Smith’s arguments or ideas compared with those of his predecessors or contemporaries, and (c) Smith’s inconsistent arguments regarding laissez faire. Alas, Rashid’s case is faulty, as well as often misleading and vexatious. This comment is an attempt to draw the requisite evidence from Rashid, if he indeed has such evidence, to back up his case, and to advance the scholarship on Smith in general.

Volume 10, Number 2 (1992)


Ahiakpor, James C.W. “Rashid on Adam Smith: In Need of Proof.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 10, No. 2 (1992): 171–180.

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