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The Wealth of Nations (Modern Library)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Introduction by Robert Reich

Commentary by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner

 

Adam Smith’s masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and Robert Reich’s Introduction both clarifies Smith’s analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. As Reich writes, “Smith’s mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late eighteenth century—jobs, wages, politics, government, trade, education, business, and ethics.”

 

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Adam Smith was born in a small village in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1723. He entered the University of Glasgow at age fourteen, and later attended Balliol College at Oxford. After lecturing for a period, he held several teaching positions at Glasgow University. His greatest achievement was writing The Wealth of Nations (1776), a five-book series that sought to expose the true causes of prosperity, and installed him as the father of contemporary economic thought. He died in Edinburgh on July 19, 1790.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679424734
Editor:
Cannan, Edwin
Publisher:
Modern Library
Editor:
Cannan, Edwin
Author:
Smith, Adam
Author:
Cannan, Edwin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
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Subject:
economics;philosophy;non-fiction;capitalism;politics;history;adam smith;political economy;classics;18th century;classic;economic theory;enlightenment;political theory;economy;business;literature;finance;government;political science;social theory;money;lib
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1200
Dimensions:
8.28x5.59x2.19 in. 2.71 lbs.

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