The Wealth of Nations   -     By: Adam Smith
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The Wealth of Nations

Random House / 2000 / Paperback

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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. Robert Reich's new Introduction both clarifies Smith's analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. - Included is a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1216
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8 X 5 X 1 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0679783369
ISBN-13: 9780679783367
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Introduction by Robert Reich
Commentary by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner
 
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; and Robert Reich’s Introduction both clarifies Smith’s analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. As Reich writes, "Smith’s mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late eighteenth century—jobs, wages, politics, government, trade, education, business, and ethics."
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide
 

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Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Work of Nations, Reason, Supercapitalism, and Aftershock.

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"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

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