Had Adam Smith somehow survived until today, he would be 290 years old, having been born on 5th June 1723. The economist, now adorning the £20 note and credited with founding the modern discipline of economics (or political economy as it was known earlier) was originally renowned as a moral philosopher for his widely respected Theory of Moral Sentiments.

Go here [3] to see Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok (economists at George Mason University) explain why he was the greatest economist of all time.

Go here [4] for Adam Smith Institute Director Dr. Eamonn Butler's The Condensed Wealth of Nations (and the Incredibly Condensed Theory of Moral Sentiments).