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The Wealth of Nations

Books I-III

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With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market was the engine of a fair and productive society. Books I-III of "The Wealth of Nations" examine the "division of labour" as the key to economic growth, by ensuring the interdependence of individuals within society. They also cover the origins of money, the importance of wages, profit, rent and stocks. Smith's work laid the foundations of economic theory in general and "classical" economics in particular, but the real sophistication of his analysis derives from the fact that it also encompasses a combination of ethics, philosophy and history to create a vast panorama of society.

Product code: 9780140432084

ISBN 9780140432084
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
No. Of Pages 576
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS25
Series The Wealth of Nations
Gives a comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, this book's includes the author'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".