"The individual intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention."
―Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations, 1776.[src]

Adam Smith (16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher, and one of the most influential figures within classical liberalism, introducing the concept of the "invisible hand".

Inspired by Smith's theories, the Templar Order furthered the development of capitalism in order to achieve their New World Order through more subtle means.