WHAT COULD WORKERS DO MORE EFFECTIVELY IN BIG CITIES THAT WOULD LEAD THEM TO LEAVE THE COUNTRYSIDE?
In a new Word document, answer each of the following questions in your own words.
What does Smith consider to be the main cause of the wealth of nations? Why does this factor have such a powerful impact on wealth?
What effect does the number of people participating in the economy have on society’s wealth? Why?
In “The Communist Manifesto,” Marx said that capitalism encourages workers to move away from the countryside and into big cities. Given what Smith says in this week’s readings, why do you think that workers would do this? What could workers do more effectively in big cities that would lead them to leave the countryside?