This week, I have been reading The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. This 1776 masterpiece reflects upon economics, the division of labour, productivity, and free markets at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. However, even if it is centuries-old, it is still very enlightening and I highly recommend you pick up a free copy at your local library.

It got me thinking how strange it is that things you value the most for their use have often very little value in exchange and those with the greatest value of exchange have very little use.