The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations


Introduction by: Andrew Skinner
Noted by: Andrew Skinner

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140436150
  • 672 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

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.

The Wealth of Nations (Books I-III) are also published in Penguin Classics.

Praise

"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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