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Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith

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Unabridged Edition
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35 Hrs. 40 Min.
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This classic statement of economic liberalism or the policy of laissez-faire was first published in 1776. It is an engrossing analysis of the economic facts of life. Several fundamental principles, many of which are now referred to as axioms, were introduced in this work, the division of labor, supply-and-demand, and free market capitalism being among the most obvious. Smith's political economy is primarily individualistic; self-interest is the incentive for economic action. However, he shows that universal pursuit of self-interest contributes to the public interest.

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Very well done
Reviewer aep60340
 January 27, 2009
A great deal of information. If you like history you likely will enjoy this reading. It would be also useful to know the relative values of money from Adam Smith's day to the current.

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  • Published: 1989
  • Original Year Of Publication: 1776
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W002966
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