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									Obituary for John Stuart Mills and Adam Smith

An obituary is a death notice which often includes an attempt by an author, publication,
or news organization to give an account of the life of someone considered significant who
has recently died.

The following is parts of the actual obituary for Adam Smith. Read.

 Excerpts from The Times, Saturday, 24 July 1790:

 Died at Edinburgh, Adam Smith

 He was born in the year 1723; and educated at Glasgow College, from which he was
 sent an Exhibitioner to Balliol College Oxford.

 When the time of his residence at Oxford expired, the question arose what line he was
 afterwards to pursue. He was destitute of patrimony and had not any turn for business.
 Voltaire in matters of religion.

 The College was torn by parties, and Dr Smith embraced that side which was more
 popular among the people of condition: That is, the rich merchants of the town, among
 whom he was well received. and from whose conversations, particularly that of Mr
 Glassford, he learned many facts necessary for improving his Lectures, for being in a
 commercial town, he had converted the chair of Moral Philosophy into a professorship
 of trade and finance. Before effecting this revolution, he had published his ingenious
 but fanciful Theory of Moral Sentiments, which he continued to read to his pupils
 during a few weeks at the beginning of the term; the rest of the session, as it is ca lled
 in Scotland, which lasts for eight months, being destined to the subjects above
 mentioned.

 He travelled with the Duke two years [two and three quarter years] and soon after his
 return published the substance of his Lectures in his justly celebrated work on the
 Nature and Causes of National Wealth. [The Wealth Of Nations].

 The book was not at first so popular as it afterwards became.

 Dr Smith's system of Political Economy is not essentially different from that of Count
 Verri, Dean Tucker and Mr Hume; his illustrations are chiefly collected from the
 valuable collection Sur les arts et metiers;~[Diderot's Encyclopedia] but his
 arrangement is his own; and as he has both carried his doctrines to a greater length, and
 fortified them with stronger proofs than any of his predecessors, he deserves the chief
 praise, or the chief blame, of propagating a system which tends to confound National
 Wealth with national Prosperity.


Was Adam Smith revered by his obituary writer?
PART 1

The following is an obituary template for Adam Smith. Fill it out.


In memory of Adam Smith.

Adam Smith, ____, of ___________, passed away
               AGE             RESIDENCE

in the year ___________.
                YEAR




He was born in ____________ to Margaret Douglas
                        YEAR
and Adam Smith, who quickly encouraged him to

pursue a scholarly career.

Considered the father of ____________, Mr. Smith wrote a powerful book

called ____________________. In it, he challenged the key ideas behind the

_____________ system and described how a free market system would work.

Due in part to his ________________ economic ideas, economic systems in
                     CONSERVATIVE OR LIBERAL

Europe and around the world began to evolve and change towards laissez-faire

capitalism and free market economy.

Some of the free market ideas promoted by Mr. Smith in his book were

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________.

These ideas prove that he believed in a more ___________________ideology.
                                               INDIVIDUALIST OR COLLECTIVIST

Economically, Adam Smith was extremely _________ wing, but ________

wing politically because he favoured change.

Mr. Smith was survived by his loving children.
PART 2

Write an obituary John Stuart Mill in the space below. In addition to who he

was, explain what his ideas were and why they were so influential.

Also, describe if he was: left or right in his political and economic views,

individualist or collectivist, classical liberalism or modern liberalism.

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