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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by Adam Smith
     
 

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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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
2940149028238
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/2015
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NOOK Book
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851 KB

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Adam Smith FRSE (baptised June 5, 1723 O.S. / June 16 N.S. � July 17, 1790) was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneering political economist. He is also the founder of economics. One of the key figures of the intellectual movement known as the Scottish Enlightenment, he is known primarily as the author of two treatises: The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). The latter was one of the earliest attempts to systematically study the historical development of industry and commerce in Europe, as well as a sustained attack on the doctrines of mercantilism. Smith's work helped to create the modern academic discipline of economics and provided one of the best-known intellectual rationales for free trade, capitalism, and libertarianism. Adam Smith is now depicted on the back of the Bank of England �20 note. Source: Wikipedia

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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Reader_4life More than 1 year ago
Still reading on this but it is an excellent observation of human industry and economy. Well formatted and readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really fascinating reading. A nice copy of this book. Mine has Smith's face in profile, with black lettering.
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CBus More than 1 year ago
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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amin119 More than 1 year ago
Great Book !!!!
manurcu36 More than 1 year ago
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