An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, a Selected Edition

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, a Selected Edition

by Adam Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192835467

ISBN-13: 9780192835468

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

But, as Andrew Skinner reveals in his introduction to this edition, the real sophistication of The Wealth of Nations lies less in individual areas of economic analysis than in its overall picture of a vast analytical system--a capitalist economy--in which all the parts can be seen simultaneously interacting with each other. In addition, Smith's view of society…  See more details below

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But, as Andrew Skinner reveals in his introduction to this edition, the real sophistication of The Wealth of Nations lies less in individual areas of economic analysis than in its overall picture of a vast analytical system--a capitalist economy--in which all the parts can be seen simultaneously interacting with each other. In addition, Smith's view of society was not merely an economic one. The Wealth of Nations is far from being an apologia for unregulated business enterprise: Smith was at pains to point out that economic advance can have undesirable social consequences, and that labour which is economically unproductive can be beneficial to society at large.

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ISBN-13:
9780192835468
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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