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The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith


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PUBLISHED: 23rd July 2010
ISBN: 9780857080776
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Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

this book still provides lessons on the fundamentals of economics.

Author Biography

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.

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.

Product Details

Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0857080776
ISBN-13
9780857080776
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Author
Adam Smith
Pages
416
Publication Date
2010-07-23
Short Title
WEALTH OF NATIONS
Abridged
Yes
Series
Capstone Classics
Residence
US
Audience
General/Trade
Edition
1st
Subtitle
The Economics Classic - A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader