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Mod Lib Wealth Of Nations : Modern Library - Adam Smith

Mod Lib Wealth Of Nations

Modern Library

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1993
ISBN: 9780679424734
Number Of Pages: 1200

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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. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and Robert Reich's new Introduction for this edition 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."

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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

Editor's Introduction
Introduction and Plan of the Work
Of the Causes of Improvement in the productive Powers of Labour, and of the Order according to which its Produce is naturally distributed among the different Ranks of the Peoplep. 1
Of the Division of Labourp. 3
Of the Principle which gives Occasion to the Division of Labourp. 14
That the Division of Labour is limited by the Extent of the Marketp. 19
Of the Origin and Use of Moneyp. 24
Of the real and nominal Price of Commodities, or of their Price in Labour, and their Price in Moneyp. 33
Of the component Parts of the Price of Commoditiesp. 53
Of the natural and market Price of Commoditiesp. 62
Of the Wages of Labourp. 73
Of the Profits of Stockp. 100
Of Wages and Profit in the different Employments of Labour and Stockp. 114
Of the Rent of Landp. 166
Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock
Introductionp. 299
Of the Division of Stockp. 302
Of Money considered as a particular Branch of the general Stock of the Society, or of the Expence of maintaining the National Capitalp. 310
Of the Accumulation of Capital, or of productive and unproductive Labourp. 360
Of Stock lent at Interestp. 381
Of the different Employment of Capitalsp. 390
Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations
Of the Natural Progress of Opulencep. 407
Of the Discouragement of Agriculture in the ancient State of Europe after the Fall of the Roman Empirep. 413
Of the Rise and Progress of Cities and Towns, after the Fall of the Roman Empirep. 426
How the Commerce of the Towns contributed to the Improvement of the Countryp. 439
Of Systems of political OEconomy
Introductionp. 455
Of the Principle of the commercial or mercantile Systemp. 456
Of Restraints upon the Importation from foreign Countries of such Goods as can be produced at Homep. 481
Of the extraordinary Restraints upon the Importation of Goods of almost all Kinds, from those Countries with which the Balance is supposed to be disadvantageousp. 503
Of Drawbacksp. 533
Of Bountiesp. 540
Digression concerning the Corn Trade and Corn Lawsp. 560
Of Treaties of Commercep. 585
Of Coloniesp. 599
Conclusion of the Mercantile Systemp. 694
Of the Agricultural Systems, or of those Systems of Political OEconomy, which represent the Produce of Land as either the sole or the principal Source of the Revenue and Wealth of every Countryp. 718
Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth
Of the Expences of the Sovereign or Commonwealthp. 747
Of the Sources of the general or public Revenue of the Societyp. 879
Of public Debtsp. 981
Appendix on the Herring Bountyp. 1029
Index I. Subjectsp. 1033
Index II. Authoritiesp. 1124
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ISBN: 9780679424734
ISBN-10: 0679424733
Series: Modern Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1200
Published: 1st December 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.6  x 5.2
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 1