The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1231

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Provides a description and analysis of the inner workings of a market economy, presenting the fundamental principles of a capitalist system.
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613105290

Category: Economics

Page: N.A

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The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations. According, therefore, as this produce, or what is purchased with it, bears a greater or smaller proportion to the number of those who are to consume it, the nation will be better or worse supplied with all the necessaries and conveniencies for which it has occasion. But this proportion must in every nation be regulated by two different circumstances: first, by the skill, dexterity, and judgment with which its labour is generally applied; and, secondly, by the proportion between the number of those who are employed in useful labour, and that of those who are not so employed. Whatever be the soil, climate, or extent of territory of any particular nation, the abundance or scantiness of its annual supply must, in that particular situation, depend upon those two circumstances. The abundance or scantiness of this supply, too, seems to depend more upon the former of those two circumstances than upon the latter. Among the savage nations of hunters and fishers, every individual who is able to work is more or less employed in useful labour, and endeavours to provide, as well as he can, the necessaries and conveniencies of life, for himself, and such of his family or tribe as are either too old, or too young, or too infirm, to go a-hunting and fishing. Such nations, however, are so miserably poor, that, from mere want, they are frequently reduced, or at least think themselves reduced, to the necessity sometimes of directly destroying, and sometimes of abandoning their infants, their old people, and those afflicted with lingering diseases, to perish with hunger, or to be devoured by wild beasts. Among civilized and thriving nations, on the contrary, though a great number of people do not labour at all, many of whom consume the produce of ten times, frequently of a hundred times, more labour than the greater part of those who work; yet the produce of the whole labour of the society is so great, that all are often abundantly supplied; and a workman, even of the lowest and poorest order, if he is frugal and industrious, may enjoy a greater share of the necessaries and conveniencies of life than it is possible for any savage to acquire.
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Selections from The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780882950938

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

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This carefully annotated selection features the main analysis of the operation of an economic system, the introductory chapter of the great attack on mercantilism, and portions of the analysis of the functions of the state-Books I, IV, and V. Edited by George J. Stigler, this useful volume includes an introduction and a bibliography.
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Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Readhowyouwant

ISBN: 9781425060756

Category: History

Page: 532

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is one of the most profound works on the turn of events surrounding Industrial Revolution. Smith has explicitly elucidated upon the political economy of that era. This is considered one of the first works that analyzes the free market policies and its effects.
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The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic - A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: CDED

ISBN: 2377878814

Category: Bibles

Page: 123

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Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society.
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Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations

A Story of Economic Discovery

Author: David Warsh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393059960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

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Looks at Paul Romer's 1980s solution of Adam Smith's new growth theory, tracing how the centuries-old puzzle was addressed throughout history and how it has helped leading corporations to address economic expansion and the value of intellectual property.
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A Critical Bibliography of Adam Smith

Author: Hiroshi Mizuta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315476150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This critical bibliography of Adam Smith takes as its starting point the Kress Library of Business and Economics’ 1939 catalogue of its Vanderblue Collection of Smithiana. Since the bicentenary of The Wealth of Nations in 1976, the rate of international publication markedly accelerated, significantly extending the scope of this bibliography beyond 1939. Its scope has been further enlarged via the inclusion of essays on the diffusion process while the inclusion of all works in the chronological main bibliography gives an overview of the scope of this process. The notes appended to the entries provide a running commentary to the gathering pace of publication and the entries are organised chronologically with systematic annotation throughout.
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On The Wealth of Nations

A Book that Shook the World

Author: P. J. O'Rourke

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848872577

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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A New York Times Bestseller As P. J. O'Rourke says, 'It's as if Smith, having proved that we can all have more money, then went on to prove that money doesn't buy happiness. And it doesn't. It rents it.' Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776 and almost instantly was recognized as fundamental to an understanding of economics. It was also recognized as being really long and as P. J. O'Rourke points out, to understand The Wealth of Nations, the cornerstone of free-market thinking and a book that shapes the world to this day, you also need to peruse Smith's earlier doorstopper,The Theory of Moral Sentiments. But now you don't have to read either, because P. J. has done it for you. In this hilarious work P. J. shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and how the division of labour, freedom of trade and pursuit of self-interest espoused by Smith are not only vital to the welfare of mankind, they're funny too. He goes on to establish that far from being an avatar of capitalism, Smith was actually a moralist of liberty. As P. J. says, 'It's as if Smith, having proved that we can all have more money, then went on to prove that money doesn't buy happiness. And it doesn't. It rents it.'
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