The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith,Edwin Cannan

Publisher: Modern Library Classics

ISBN: 0679783369


Page: 1154

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Presents the classic eighteenth-century treatise on political economics.

Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

A Reader's Guide

Author: Jerry Evensky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316368416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations is regarded by many as the most important text in the history of economics. Jerry Evensky's analysis of this landmark book walks the reader through the five 'Books' of The Wealth of Nations, analyzing Smith's terms and assumptions and how they are developed into statements about economic processes in Book I, his representation of the dynamics of economics systems in Book II, and his empirical case for his model in Book III. With that framework in place, Evensky examines Smith's critique of alternative models, mercantilism and physiocracy, in Book IV, and Smith's presentation of the policy implications of his analysis presented in Book V. This guide highlights the nexus of Smith's economics and his work on ethics and jurisprudence, and in doing so Evensky sets his examination of The Wealth of Nations into a larger, holistic analysis of Smith's moral philosophy.

Democracy in America

And Two Essays on America

Author: Alexis Tocqueville

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915692

Category: Political Science

Page: 992

View: 8652

In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower. It remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system.

Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers

Author: Philip Stokes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1848589573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

View: 2549

Who am I? What is justice? What does it mean to live a good life? Many of the fundamental questions of philosophy are questions that we begin to ask ourselves as young adults when we look at the world around us, at ourselves, and try to make sense of things. This engaging and accessible book invites the reader to explore the questions and ar...

Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations

A modern-day interpretation of an economic classic

Author: Karen McCreadie

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907755802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 5466

Karen McCreadie’s brilliant interpretation of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, one of the most influential political economy books of all time, illustrates the principles of Smith’s philosophy with modern examples to enable 21st century businesses and governments to manage their money and ours.

The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140432084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 537

View: 9165

The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics is presented in a definitive text with an introduction, chronology, and index.

On The Wealth of Nations

Author: P. J. O'Rourke

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871139498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 4368

An upbeat dissemination of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments condenses and illuminates the key points of the original works while discussing how their messages remain relevant to modern readers. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness

Author: Russ Roberts

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 1591847958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9745

"How the insights of an 18th century economist can help us live better in the 21st century. Adam Smith became famous for The Wealth of Nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior--the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Now, economist Russ Roberts shows why Smith's neglected work might be the greatest self-help book you've never read. Roberts explores Smith's unique and fascinating approach to fundamental questions such as: - What is the deepest source of human satisfaction? - Why do we sometimes swing between selfishness and altruism? - What's the connection between morality and happiness? Drawing on current events, literature, history, and pop culture, Roberts offers an accessible and thought-provoking view of human behavior through the lenses of behavioral economics and philosophy"--

The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307824012

Category: Psychology

Page: 992

View: 3256

This classic edition of The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud includes complete texts of six works that have profoundly influenced our understanding of human behavior. The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud is presented here in the translation by Dr. A. A. Brill, who for almost forty years was the standard-bearer of Freudian theories in America.

Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations: A Story of Economic Discovery

Author: David Warsh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393066364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 3810

"What The Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics." —Boston Globe A stimulating and inviting tour of modern economics centered on the story of one of its most important breakthroughs. In 1980, the twenty-four-year-old graduate student Paul Romer tackled one of the oldest puzzles in economics. Eight years later he solved it. This book tells the story of what has come to be called the new growth theory: the paradox identified by Adam Smith more than two hundred years earlier, its disappearance and occasional resurfacing in the nineteenth century, the development of new technical tools in the twentieth century, and finally the student who could see further than his teachers. Fascinating in its own right, new growth theory helps to explain dominant first-mover firms like IBM or Microsoft, underscores the value of intellectual property, and provides essential advice to those concerned with the expansion of the economy. Like James Gleick's Chaos or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, this revealing book takes us to the frontlines of scientific research; not since Robert Heilbroner's classic work The Worldly Philosophers have we had as attractive a glimpse of the essential science of economics.

Naked Money

A Revealing Look at what it is and why it Matters

Author: Charles J. Wheelan

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393069020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 8952

"The best-selling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics explores the colorful world of money and banking to answer such questions as how money creation is used to counter financial crises, why the shared European currency has caused so much trouble and how Bitcoin will impact the future, "--NoveList.

The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill

On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307769798

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 5626

The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill’s three seminal and most widely read works: On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism. A brilliant defense of individual rights versus the power of the state, On Liberty is essential reading for anyone interested in political thought and theory. As Bertrand Russell reflected, “On Liberty remains a classic . . . the present world would be better than it is, if [Mill’s] principles were more respected.” This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes newly commissioned endnotes and commentary by Dale E. Miller, and an index. From the Trade Paperback edition.

50 Economics Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473660424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 6991

Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

The Thomas Sowell Reader

Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465022502

Category: Political Science

Page: 449

View: 3905

Selections from the writings of Thomas Sowell over a half century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues, ranging from late-talking children to tax cuts, baseball, race, war, medical care, and the rhetoric of politicians.

Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations

New Interdisciplinary Essays

Author: Adam Smith,Stephen Copley,Kathryn Sutherland

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719039430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 3185

First published in 1776, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is much more than just a handbook on the principles of free-market economics; it is a founding text for the organisation of Western society in its broadest sense. In order to understand the impact of Smith's text across the academic disciplines, this volume brings together leading scholars from fields of economics, politics, history, sociology and literature. Each essay offers a different reading of Wealth of Nations and its legacy. Contributors consider the historical context in which Wealth of Nations was written, its reception and its profound impact on contemporary concepts of market liberalism, on education, on gender relations and on environmental debates. The volume also offers deconstructive analyses of the text and a feminist critique of Smith's construction of the economy. This volume will be the ideal companion to Smith's work for all students of literature, politics and economic history.

Report on the Subject of Manufactures

Author: Alexander Hamilton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602069050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 84

View: 8374

On December 5th, 1791, Alexander Hamilton, then the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, delivered to the House of Representatives a speech on the state of the economy of the young nation, and the best ways to promote it. This sixth edition, published in 1827, features two prefaces that place in context this groundbreaking treatise. Quite literally a foundational document of the United States, Hamilton's philosophy heartily endorses industrial subsidies and trade tariffs and embraces immigration and new technology. It established the underpinnings of the American economy for a century, and more. A towering figure of 18th-century history, American Founding Father ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755-1804) was one of the new nation's first constitutional lawyers. As one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, which interprets the intent of the United States Constitution, his legal writings continue to be consulted and even revered today.