Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
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Wealth of Nations
By Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations

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Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, the book's publication in 1776 co-incided with America's Declaration of Independence. These volumes include Smith's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that "America will be one of the foremost nations of the world".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140432084
ISBN-10: 0140432086
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-1982
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adam Smith

Adam Smith (1723-90) taught both logic and moral philosophy at Glasgow University. His Wealth of Nations revolutionised the economic theories of the time. Andrew Skinner teaches at the Adam Smith Institute and is an expert on the author's work.

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