Adam Smith Society

The Adam Smith Society — a project of the Manhattan Institute — is a chapter-based network of MBA students, professionals, and business leaders who work to foster discussion of the moral, social, and economic benefits of capitalism.

We are a forum for MBA students and graduates to engage in meaningful dialogue and debate about free enterprise with one another as well as prominent figures in business, media, government, and scholarship. We believe that MBA students and business professionals should acquire more than just expertise in areas such as management, marketing, and quantitative analysis—as important as these skills are. They should also come to understand—and be able to defend—the philosophical underpinnings of capitalism—and apply that understanding to real-world business and civic issues. By targeting America’s most elite business school campuses, we aim to educate and inspire the next generation of business leaders.