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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, it is a reflection on economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and argues that free market economies are more productive and beneficial to their societies. The book, written for the educated, is considered to be the foundation of modern economic theory.

The Wealth of Nations was first published on March 9, 1776, during the British Agricultural Revolution. It influenced not only authors and economists, but governments and organizations. For example, Alexander Hamilton was influenced in part by The Wealth of Nations to write his Report on Manufactures, in which he argued against many of Smith's policies. Interestingly, Hamilton based much of this report on the ideas of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, and it was, in part, to Colbert's ideas that Smith responded to with The Wealth of Nations.

Many other authors were influenced by the book and used it as a starting point in their own work, including Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo, Thomas Malthus and, later, Karl Marx and Ludwig von Mises. The Russian national poet Aleksandr Pushkin refers to The Wealth of Nations in his 1833 verse-novel Eugene Onegin.

Irrespective of historical influence, however, The Wealth of Nations represented a clear leap forward in the field of economics, similar to Sir Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica for physics, Antoine Lavoisier's Traité Élémentaire de Chimie for chemistry, or Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species for biology. (Wikipedia)

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  • BN ID: 2940012241160
  • Publisher: ngims Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Illustrated Edition
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted December 16, 2014

    Great Book !!!!

    Great Book !!!!

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  • Posted August 4, 2014

    classic for a reason

    Still reading on this but it is an excellent observation of human industry and economy. Well formatted and readable.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    Supper book

    Supper book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Really fascinating reading. A nice copy of this book. Mine has S

    Really fascinating reading. A nice copy of this book. Mine has Smith's face in profile, with black lettering.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    Hard reading but everyone should know this

    Written the year of our founding (1776) by a learned Scottsman.

    Thougha smallcountry, Scottland has contributed to American ideasls. In the rim along the Firth of Forth lie the birthplaces of Adam Smith, Andrew Carnegie, Aleander Grahm Bell, and John Muir.

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    Posted June 3, 2012

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