The wealth of nations : the economics classic : a selected edition for the contemporary reader
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Chichester : Capstone, 2010.
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9780857080776, 0857080776
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li, 364 pages ; 21 cm
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Chichester : Capstone, 2010.
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"The material for The Wealth of Nations is based on the complete 1904 edition of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith, edited with an Introduction, Notes, Marginal Summary and an Enlarged Index by Edwin Cannan, published by Methuen & Co., Ltd, London, and is now in the public domain. This edition is not sponsored or endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with Adam Smith, Edwin Cannan, their families or heirs."--Title page verso.
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Political economy had been studied long before Adam Smith. But Wealth of Nations (1776) established it for the first time as a separate science. Smith based his arguments on vast historical knowledge, and developed his principles with remarkable clarity. What set this work apart was its statement of the doctrine of natural liberty. Smith believed that 'man's self-interest is God's providence' - that if government abstained from interfering with free competition, the invisible hand of capitalism would emerge from the competing claims of individual self-interest. Industrial problems would be resolved and maximum efficiency reached. After more than two centuries, Smith's work still stands as the best statement and defence of the fundamental principles of capitalism.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Smith, A. (2010). The wealth of nations: the economics classic : a selected edition for the contemporary reader . Capstone.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. 2010. The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic : A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader. Capstone.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic : A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader Capstone, 2010.

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Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic : A Selected Edition for the Contemporary Reader Capstone, 2010.

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