An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [NOOK Book]

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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 is a fundamental work in classical economics.
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

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Overview

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 is a fundamental work in classical economics.
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  • BN ID: 2940013038851
  • Publisher: Granto Classic Books
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 799 KB

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Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – died 17 July 1790 [OS: 5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790]) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. It earned him an enormous reputation and would become one of the most influential works on economics ever published. Smith is widely cited as the father of modern economics and capitalism.

Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford. After graduating, he delivered a successful series of public lectures at Edinburgh, leading him to collaborate with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy, and during this time he wrote and published The Theory of Moral Sentiments. In his later life, he took a tutoring position that allowed him to travel throughout Europe, where he met other intellectual leaders of his day. Smith returned home and spent the next ten years writing The Wealth of Nations, publishing it in 1776. He died in 1790.
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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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2014

    Great Book !!!!

    Great Book !!!!

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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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