The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780593310878
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Vintage

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The first--and still the most eloquent--expression of the economic theories of capitalism. Published in 1776, in the same year as the Declaration of Independence, The Wealth of Nations has had a similarly significant impact on the course of modern history. Adam Smith's celebrated defense of free market economies was written with such expressive power and clarity that the first edition sold out in six months. While its most remarkable and enduring innovation was to see the whole of economic life as a unified system, it is notable also as one of the Enlightenment's most eloquent testaments to the sanctity of the individual in his relation to the state. This edition contains in one volume the most influential first four books of Smith's masterwork.

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 538
ISBN: ONB:+Z161538303
Release: 1776
Editor: London : Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as thedivision of labour, productivity, and free markets.

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 1154
ISBN: 9780679783367
Release: 2000
Editor: Modern Library Classics

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Presents the classic eighteenth-century treatise on political economics.

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 1231
ISBN: IND:30000103146290
Release: 2003
Editor: Bantam Classics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Provides a description and analysis of the inner workings of a market economy, presenting the fundamental principles of a capitalist system.

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780857080776
Release: 2010-08-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOK ON MODERN ECONOMICS The Wealth of Nations is an economics book like no other. First published in 1776, Adam Smith's groundbreaking theories provide a recipe for national prosperity that has not been bettered since. It assumes no prior knowledge of its subject, and over 200 years on, still provides valuable lessons on the fundamentals of economics. This keepsake edition is a selected abridgement of all five books, and includes an Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing out lessons for the contemporary reader, a Foreword from Eamonn Butler, Director of the Adam Smith Institute, and a Preface from Dr. Razeen Sally of the London School of Economics.

The Wealth of Nations The Economics Classic A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader

The Wealth of Nations  The Economics Classic   A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9782377878819
Release: 2018-03-14
Editor: CDED

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Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society.

The Theory of Moral Sentiments

The Theory of Moral Sentiments
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 538
ISBN: NLI:3182929-20
Release: 1853
Editor: Unknown

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On the Wealth of Nations

On the Wealth of Nations
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Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781555847142
Release: 2008-01-15
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The #1 New York Times–bestselling political humorist reads Adam Smith’s classic economic treatise—so you don’t have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long. The original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes—including the blockbuster sixty-seven-page “Digression concerning the Variations in the Value of Silver during the Course of the Four last Centuries,” which, to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu. Although daunting, Adam Smith’s tome is still essential to understanding such current hot topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this witty, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P. J. O’Rourke puts his trademark wit to good use, and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important. “If there is anyone on the planet who can make Adam Smith as entertaining and informative as he was prophetic, it’s P. J. O’Rourke.” —The Weekly Standard “Hilarious . . . Learning history while better understanding the current economy—and laughing while doing it? Hard to ask for more.” —Rocky Mountain News

IQ and the Wealth of Nations

IQ and the Wealth of Nations
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Author: Richard Lynn,Tatu Vanhanen,M. Stuart
Pages: 298
ISBN: 027597510X
Release: 2002
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lynn and Vanhanen argue that a significant part of the gap between rich and poor countries is due to differences in national intelligence (national IQs). Based on an extensive survey of national IQ tests, the results of their study challenge the previous theories of economic development and provide a new basis to evaluate the prospects of economic development throughout the world.

Where is the Wealth of Nations

Where is the Wealth of Nations
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780821363553
Release: 2006
Editor: World Bank Publications

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The book presents estimates of total wealth for nearly 120 countries, using economic theory to decompose the wealth of a nation into its component pieces: produced capital, natural resources and human resources. The wealth estimates provide a unique opportunity to look at economic management from a broader and comprehensive perspective. The book's basic tenet is that economic development can be conceived as a process of portfolio management, so that sustainability becomes an integral part of economic policy making. The rigorous analysis, presented in accessible format, tackles issues such as g.

Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations A Story of Economic Discovery

Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations  A Story of Economic Discovery
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Author: David Warsh
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0393066363
Release: 2007-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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"What The Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics." —Boston Globe A stimulating and inviting tour of modern economics centered on the story of one of its most important breakthroughs. In 1980, the twenty-four-year-old graduate student Paul Romer tackled one of the oldest puzzles in economics. Eight years later he solved it. This book tells the story of what has come to be called the new growth theory: the paradox identified by Adam Smith more than two hundred years earlier, its disappearance and occasional resurfacing in the nineteenth century, the development of new technical tools in the twentieth century, and finally the student who could see further than his teachers. Fascinating in its own right, new growth theory helps to explain dominant first-mover firms like IBM or Microsoft, underscores the value of intellectual property, and provides essential advice to those concerned with the expansion of the economy. Like James Gleick's Chaos or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, this revealing book takes us to the frontlines of scientific research; not since Robert Heilbroner's classic work The Worldly Philosophers have we had as attractive a glimpse of the essential science of economics.

On Adam Smith s Wealth of Nations

On Adam Smith s Wealth of Nations
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Author: Samuel Fleischacker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1400826055
Release: 2009-01-10
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adam Smith was a philosopher before he ever wrote about economics, yet until now there has never been a philosophical commentary on the Wealth of Nations. Samuel Fleischacker suggests that Smith's vastly influential treatise on economics can be better understood if placed in the light of his epistemology, philosophy of science, and moral theory. He lays out the relevance of these aspects of Smith's thought to specific themes in the Wealth of Nations, arguing, among other things, that Smith regards social science as an extension of common sense rather than as a discipline to be approached mathematically, that he has moral as well as pragmatic reasons for approving of capitalism, and that he has an unusually strong belief in human equality that leads him to anticipate, if not quite endorse, the modern doctrine of distributive justice. Fleischacker also places Smith's views in relation to the work of his contemporaries, especially his teacher Francis Hutcheson and friend David Hume, and draws out consequences of Smith's thought for present-day political and philosophical debates. The Companion is divided into five general sections, which can be read independently of one another. It contains an index that points to commentary on specific passages in Wealth of Nations. Written in an approachable style befitting Smith's own clear yet finely honed rhetoric, it is intended for professional philosophers and political economists as well as those coming to Smith for the first time.

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2016-11-11
Editor: VM eBooks

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As every individual, therefore, endeavours as much as he can both to employ his capital in the support of domestic industry, and so to direct that industry that its produce may be of the greatest value; every individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he 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. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it. By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. It is an affectation, indeed, not very common among merchants, and very few words need be employed in dissuading them from it.

The Wealth of Nations Books 1 3 Complete and Unabridged

The Wealth of Nations   Books 1 3   Complete and Unabridged
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1438284454
Release: 2009-02-15
Editor: Unknown

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith. It is a clearly written account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The work is credited as a watershed in history and economics due to its comprehensive, largely accurate characterization of economic mechanisms that survive in modern economics; and also for its effective use of rhetorical technique, including structuring the work to contrast real world examples of free and fettered markets.

The Public Wealth of Nations

The Public Wealth of Nations
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Author: D. Detter,S. Fölster
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781137519863
Release: 2016-02-05
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We have spent the last three decades engaged in a pointless and irrelevant debate about the relative merits of privatization or nationalization. We have been arguing about the wrong thing while sitting on a goldmine of assets. Don’t worry about who owns those assets, worry about whether they are managed effectively. Why does this matter? Because despite the Thatcher/ Reagan economic revolution, the largest pool of wealth in the world – a global total that is much larger than the world’s total pensions savings, and ten times the total of all the sovereign wealth funds on the planet – is still comprised of commercial assets that are held in public ownership. If professionally managed, they could generate an annual yield of 2.7 trillion dollars, more than current global spending on infrastructure: transport, power, water, and communications. Based on both economic research and hands-on experience from many countries, the authors argue that publicly owned commercial assets need to be taken out of the direct and distorting control of politicians and placed under professional management in a ‘National Wealth Fund’ or its local government equivalent. Such a move would trigger much-needed structural reforms in national economies, thus resurrect strained government finances, bolster ailing economic growth, and improve the fabric of democratic institutions. This radical, reforming book was named one of the "Books of the Year".by both the FT and The Economist.

The Routledge Guidebook to Smith s Wealth of Nations

The Routledge Guidebook to Smith s Wealth of Nations
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Author: Maria Pia Paganelli
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781000733860
Release: 2019-12-19
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adam Smith (1723–1790) is famous around the world as the founding father of economics, and his ideas are regularly quoted and invoked by politicians, business leaders, economists, and philosophers. However, considering his fame, few people have actually read the whole of his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations – the first book to describe and lay out many of the concepts that are crucial to modern economic thinking. The Routledge Guidebook to Smith’s Wealth of Nations provides an accessible, clear, and concise introduction to the arguments of this most notorious and influential of economic texts. The Guidebook examines: the historical context of Smith’s though and the background to this seminal work the key arguments and ideas developed throughout The Wealth of Nations the enduring legacy of Smith’s work The Routledge Guidebook to Smith’s Wealth of Nations is essential reading for students of philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology who are approaching Smith’s work for the first time.

Poverty From The Wealth of Nations

Poverty From The Wealth of Nations
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Author: M. Alam
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780333985649
Release: 2016-02-05
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Poverty from the Wealth of Nations , the author presents an analysis of the evolution of global disparities that goes beyond the earlier neo-Marxist critiques of global capitalism. He moves beyond their narrative by inserting two additional asymmetries into the global economy - those created by 'unequal races' and unequal states. The author analyzes not only the power of markets, but the powers that shaped these markets. More importantly, he marshals cross-country evidence to show that loss of sovereignty retarded industrialization, human capital formation and economic growth.

WEALTH OF NATIONS

WEALTH OF NATIONS
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Author: ADAM. SMITH
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9387779467
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

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Adam Smith s Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith s Wealth of Nations
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Author: Jerry Evensky
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781107043374
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jerry Evensky's analysis walks the reader through The Wealth of Nations, highlighting the work's relationship to Smith's larger moral philosophy.

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations
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Author: Adam Smith
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1640320903
Release: 2017-11-06
Editor: Value Classic Reprints

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The complete five unabridged books of The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. This epic collection of economic ideas show that people and free markets drive improvements, not governments and regulation. First published the same year as the Declaration of Independence in 1776, it became a prescient blueprint for the new United States of America. No student of thought should be without this historic book. This Value Classic Reprint provides a slim volume with full text at an affordable price.