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Wealth of Nations

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ISBN-10: 0199535922

ISBN-13: 9780199535927

Edition: 2008

Authors: Adam Smith, Kathryn Sutherland, Kathryn Sutherland, Kathryn Sutherland

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While it has been pointed to time and again by governments and pundits promoting laissez-faire economics, the Wealth of Nations actually shows that Adam Smith viewed capitalism with a deep suspicion, and tempered his celebration of a self-regulating market with a darker vision of the dehumanizing potential of a profit-oriented society. Smith did not write an economics textbook, but rather a panoramic narrative about the struggle for individual liberty and general prosperity in history. This edition includes generous selections from all five books of the Wealth of Nations. It also provides full notes and a commentary that places Smith's work within a rich interdisciplinary context.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

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