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Political economy had been studied long before Adam Smith. But Wealth of Nations (1776) established it for the first time as a separate science. Smith based his arguments on vast historical knowledge, and developed his principles with remarkable clarity. What set this work apart was its statement of the doctrine of natural liberty. Smith believed that "man's self-interest is God's providence" - that if government abstained from interfering with free competition, the invisible hand of capitalism would emerge from the competing claims of individual self-interest. Industrial problems would be resolved and maximum efficiency reached. After more than two centuries, Smith's work still stands as the best statement and defense of the fundamental principles of capitalism.

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ISBN:
9780879757052
Author:
Smith, Adam
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y. :
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Minds Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19911231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
590
Dimensions:
8.46x5.44x1.28 in. 1.50 lbs.

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