The Wealth of Nations - The Economics Classic: A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader [NOOK Book]

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Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first book on economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipe for national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based on small government and the freedom of citizens to act in their best interests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, and over 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on the fundamentals of economics. This deluxe, selected edition is a ...
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The Wealth of Nations - The Economics Classic: A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader

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Overview

Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first book on economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipe for national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based on small government and the freedom of citizens to act in their best interests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, and over 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on the fundamentals of economics. This deluxe, selected edition is a stylish keepsake from the Capstone Classics series.

This edition includes:

  • An abridged selection of all 5 books for the contemporary reader
  • An original commentary offering new research and analysis by classic literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon 
  • A biography and chronology of Adam Smith's life and the events surrounding the original publication of the work

Today, The Wealth of Nations is still essential reading for any business or self-development library, reminding us that it is the ingenuity and drive of people, not governments, that remains the source of personal, national and global prosperity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857081087
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,253,269
  • File size: 682 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword by Eamonn Butler, Director of the Adam Smith Institute.

Preface by Razeen Sally, Co-Director of the ECIPE.

An Introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon.

Notes on the Text.

About Tom Butler-Bowdon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2011

    Missing several pages at the end!

    This ebook is missing several pages at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Must read for historians

    A must read for historians who want to understand the distribution of wealth and economics during Americas early colonial years

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Read again

    Good to read American style common sense

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    The book is so detailed it tends toward tedium.

    I have read the book in hard cover. I bought it as an eBook to help me decide if I like the Nook ebook format. It turned out that I didn't. Navigation is slow on my netbook and the tools are awkward. I also explored the Kindle eBook reader, an it was no better. I am convinced if I want to read ebooks, I have to buy a Nook or a Kindle.

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    what. a page turner

    nice work

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