Adam Smith is generally regarded as the father of modern economics. In his book "The Wealth of Nations", he analyzed the economic processes of supply and demand, and discussed how free trade and individual ambition would lead to both economic and social growth. Smith favored a political environment where the government would only become involved in business and trade to preserve justice and order. Smith's ideas of economics and the lack of government involvement form the basis of modern economic liberalism.
|Civilization III Wonders|
Colossus • Copernicus' Observatory • Cure for Cancer • Great Library • Great Lighthouse • Great Wall • Hanging Gardens • Hoover Dam • Internet • J.S. Bach's Cathedral • Knights Templar • Leonardo's Workshop • Longevity • Magellan's Voyage • Manhattan Project • Mausoleum of Mausollos • Newton's University • Oracle • Pyramids • SETI Program • Shakespeare's Theater • Sistine Chapel • Smith's Trading Company • Statue of Zeus • Sun Tzu's Art of War • Temple of Artemis • Theory of Evolution • United Nations • Universal Suffrage
Apollo Program • Battlefield Medicine • Forbidden Palace • Heroic Epic • Intelligence Agency • Iron Works • Military Academy • Pentagon • Secret Police Headquarters • Strategic Missile Defense • Wall Street