Just a note of introduction for those of you who didn't meet me last semester during my visit to Fairbanks. My name is Bob Lawson -- doclawson according to The Google.
I am a professor in the O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom in the SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas. More about me here. My claim to fame, as it were, is as co-author of the Economic Freedom of the World annual report.
I hope my first post on Adam Smith was worth something to you. Please don't hesitate to comment or send a direct line if you have questions.
Thanks to Sherri Wall and the SWEET folks for inviting me to the party this semester!