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Wealth of Nations Books IV-V

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ISBN-10: 0140436154

ISBN-13: 9780140436150

Edition: 4th 1999

Authors: Adam Smith, Andrew Skinner, Adam Smith, Andrew S. Skinner, Andrew Skinner

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In the final two books of his great work, The Wealth of Nations , Adam Smith elaborates his views on some of the key economic issues of his - and our own - times. It is here that Smith (1723-90) offers his considered response to the French Physiocrats, perhaps the first great school of economic theorists. It is also here that he assesses the nature of the mercantile system, and particularly the colonial relationship with America, whose achievements could have been even more spectacular in conditions of free trade and perhaps economic union. Even on the eve of the Declaration of Independence, Smith famously predicted that America 'will be one of the foremost nations of the world'. And it is…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.80" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Adam Smith was one of the foremost philosophers and personalities of the eighteenth century. As a moral philosopher, Smith was concerned with the observation and rationalization of behavior. His encyclopedic description and insightful analysis of life and commerce in English society established him as an economist at a time when economics was not a recognized discipline. Today he is recognized as the father of the classical school of economics that included Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. Smith's major work, The Wealth of Nations (1776), was the single most important economics treatise to appear up to that time. Although significant works on economics preceded it, it…