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    DescriptionThe 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 that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present day.


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    Title
    Wealth of Nations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1264
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553585971
    ISBN 10: 0553585975
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    BIC subject category V2: KJK
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS035000
    DC21: 330.153
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069030, HIS000000, BIO003000
    DC22: 330.153, 330.15/3
    LC classification: HB161 .S65 2003
    Thema V1.0: KJK
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam USA
    Publication date
    05 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Adam Smith's enormous authority resides, in the end, in the same property that we discover in Marx: not in any ideology, but in an effort to see to the bottom of things." --Robert L. Heilbroner "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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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 that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present day.