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    DescriptionBut, as Andrew Skinner reveals in his introduction to this edition, the real sophistication of "The Wealth of Nations" lies less in individual areas of economic analysis than in its overall picture of a vast analytical system--a capitalist economy--in which all the parts can be seen simultaneously interacting with each other. In addition, Smith's view of society was not merely an economic one. "The Wealth of Nations" is far from being an apologia for unregulated business enterprise: Smith was at pains to point out that economic advance can have undesirable social consequences, and that labour which is economically unproductive can be beneficial to society at large.

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    The Wealth of Nations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Smith, By (author) D.D. Raphael
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 620
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679405641
    ISBN 10: 067940564X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036020
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL024000, BUS023000
    DC21: 330.153
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069030
    DC22: 330.153, 330.15/3
    B&T Approval Code: A45303000
    LC classification: HB161.S65, HB161 .S65 1991
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Everyman's Library USA
    Publication date
    01 March 2005
    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.
    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."