0871139499 Dust jacket condition: New. Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776 and almost JL Jl instantly it was recognized as fundamental to an
understanding of economics. It was also recognized as being really long; the original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes. And as P. J. O'Rourke points out, to understand The Wealth of Nations, the cornerstone of free-market thinking and a book that shapes the world to this day, you also need to peruse Smith's earlier doorstopper, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. But now you don't have to read either. That's because P.J. has done it for you. He has slogged through all of Smith's works, including Wealth's sixty-seven page "digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the four last centuries," which, says P.J., "to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu." In this hilarious and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, ... We ship our books in CorgiPack mailers except for unusually large books and multiple books orders. CorgiPack mailers are constructed with a B-flute corrugated fiberboard pad which provides cushioning and corner protection in transit. They're also 100% recyclable. We ship heavier items B-flute corrugated fiberboard or cartons.
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