The economist Adam Smith remarked that Burke was "the only man I ever knew who thinks on economic subjects exactly as I do, without any previous communications having passed between us".The cite says: E. G. West, Adam Smith (New York: Arlington House, 1969), p. 201.
Adam Smith on Burke
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