Smith describes the precious resources of the World, beautiful, opulences, elegances of countries Worldwide. His view upon what makes a nation great as we may in modern terms utilize as: “ranking,” shuffles the very present – to recognize that what is valued as higher order or not, could be argued in lesser terms. I appreciated Smith’s point, but also thought that if resources are utilized, developed or not to potential, it will influence the “ranking” of modern times.

Adam Smith’s descriptions of a nation’s resources reminded me of the Spanish Conquistadors of America, that were deeply impressed with the beauteous lands of the Americas, including the soil of California for the growth of crops / agriculture.

Smith recognized that a nation can be rich or poor, and quite often what is considered as poor may possess the same or even better quality, superior opulences, produces, labor and fertility of the ground.


Gibson, C. (2019). EL NORTE The Epic and Forgotten History of Hispanic North America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Smith, A. (1993). Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on May 19th 2023, all views and opinions are my own. They were especially written to appreciate the encouragement of reading and to congratulate Mr. Elon Reeve Musk, FRS., for the release of the new autobiography. Twitter link and handle | .@FredCuellar .@MsSsHussain .@ElonMusk Congratulations and Thank you!!

With Love & Kindness! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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