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Wealth of Nations

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ISBN-10: 0553585975

ISBN-13: 9780553585971

Edition: 2003 (Reprint)

Authors: Adam Smith, Alan Krueger, Adam Smith, Alan B. Krueger

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The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith It is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence. In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up for the little guy. The Wealth of Nations provided the first--and still the most eloquent--integrated description of the workings of a market economy. The result of Smith’s efforts is a witty, highly readable work of genius filled with prescient theories…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1264
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
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…