The Wealth Of Nations: Books Iv-v

The Wealth Of Nations: Books Iv-v

Paperback | October 15, 1999

byAdam SmithIntroduction byAndrew SkinnerNotes byAndrew Skinner

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The classic economic treatise that inspired Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market – fired by competition yet guided as if by an ‘invisible hand’ to ensure justice and equality  – was the engine of a fair and productive society. In Books IV-V, Smith offers his considered response to the French Physiocrats and assesses the nature of the mercantile system.

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This critical edition completes the series written by Adam Smith. Containing the fourth and fifth books, it looks at the political economy in terms of the mercantile system and freedom of commerce. The Wealth of Nations, Books IV-V also includes his prophecy that America will rise as an economic power.

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The classic economic treatise that inspired Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market – fired by competition yet guided as if by an ‘invisible hand’ to ensure justice and equality  – was the engi...

Adam Smith (1723-90) was born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow and Oxford.  Two years after his return to Scotland, Smith moved to Edinburgh, where he delivered lectures on Rhetoric. In 1751 Smith was appointed Professor of Logic at Glasgow, but was translated to chair of Moral Philosophy in 1752. His The Theory of Moral Sentiments w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 7.81 × 5.12 × 1.23 inPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140436154

ISBN - 13:9780140436150

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This critical edition completes the series written by Adam Smith. Containing the fourth and fifth books, it looks at the political economy in terms of the mercantile system and freedom of commerce. The Wealth of Nations, Books IV-V also includes his prophecy that America will rise as an economic power.