Selections from The Wealth of Nations / Edition 1

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This carefully annotated selection features the main analysis of the operation of an economic system, the introductory chapter of the great attack on mercantilism, and portions of the analysis of the functions of the state-Books I, IV, and V. Edited by George J. Stigler, this useful volume includes an introduction and a bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882950938
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/1957
  • Series: Crofts Classics Series , #15
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 115
  • Product dimensions: 4.98 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Book I

Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Powers of Labor, and of the Order According to Which Its Produce Is Naturally Distributed among the Different Ranks of the People

Of the Division of Labor 1

Of the Principle which Gives Occasion to the Division of Labor 10

That the Division of Labor Is Limited by the Extent of the Market 14

Of the Origin and Use of Money 19

Of the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities, or of Their Price in Labor and Their Price in Money 23

Of the Component Parts of the Price of Commodities 30

Of the Natural and Market Price of Commodities 38

Of Wages and Profit in the Different Employments of Labor and Stock 48

Book IV

Of Systems of Political Economy

Introduction 61

Of the Principle of the Commercial of Mercantile System 62

Of the Agricultural Systems, or of Those Systems of Political Economy, which Represent the Produce of Land, as Either the Sole or the Principal Source of the Revenue and Wealth of Every Country 87

Book V

Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth

Of the Expenses of the Sovereign or Commonwealth 89

Bibliography 116

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