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Saving Adam Smith: A Tale of Wealth, Transformation, and Virtue by Jonathan B. Wight

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Chapter 11 Wealth and Happiness

We left Chicago the next morning, once again heading west. Given the summer heat, I chose to follow a northerly route, passing over the prairies in Iowa and South Dakota, and crossing the Rockies in Montana and Idaho. After that, we'd head for the coast and follow it to San Francisco, where I'd drop Harold at his sister's house across the bay in Oakland. It wasn't the most direct route, but I didn't need to beat any deadlines. The Yosemite cabin would not be mine for another two weeks.

The Illinois sky was clear, a thin haze hanging on the horizon of the city fading behind us. At this time of day, commerce was heading into the metropolis, not out, and after an hour of dense suburban traffic, the road opened into ...

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