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The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

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Language English
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It is symbolic that Adam Smith's masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence. In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up for the little guy. The Wealth of Nations provided the first--and still the most eloquent--integrated description of the workings of a market economy.The result of Smith's efforts is a witty, highly readable work of genius filled with prescient theories that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present dayAbout The AuthorAdam Smith ... See more
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  1.  One of the books that will stretch your understanding of the world! 1 December, 2013 On
    I have been planning to read this monumental classic for a while now. I ordered the Bantam Classics version which is unabridged and contains all the 5 books.

    The Wealth of Nations is a HUGE book - 1200 pages for this version. First published in 1776 this book is as old as the founding of the United States of America! Reflect on that for a second.

    Now it might be as old as the US but surprisingly it is more relevant today than anytime before in the history when people's wages are not rising in lockstep with the increase in productivity.

    Adam Smith defined capitalism and it's fundamentals when capitalism wasn't even a word!

    Many people think of Adam Smith as a cold-hearted, anti-working class devil who celebrated greed and selfishness. Nothing can be further from the truth. Greed and selfishness are as different from self-interest as day and night.

    Many of his principles have made their way into the modern society. It is popular knowledge that America's founding fathers were great fans of Smith's work.

    A must read for students, economists, politicians, modern thinkers, bankers, teachers and almost anyone who is intellectually inclined.
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