Adam Smith on the Benefits of Public Education

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All the way back in 1776, long before public education was widespread, Adam Smith made the case in The Wealth of Nations for the government to provide public education for everyone, partly on the grounds that it would benefit the economy to have more educated workers, but also partly on the grounds that in a political context, educated people are "less liable ... to the delusions of enthusiasm and superstition" and "less apt to be misled" in a political context.

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