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The Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith ; Introduction by Alan B. Krueger ; Edited, With Notes and Marginal Summary, by Edwin Cannan
By Edwin Cannan (editor), Alan B. Krueger (introduced by) and Adam Smith
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Publication date February 1, 2003
Pages 1231
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553585971
ISBN-10 0553585975
Dimensions 2.25 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Summaries and Reviews
In a new unabridged edition of the classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics, first published in 1776, the author provides a detailed description and analysis of the inner workings of a market economy, presenting the fundamental principles of a capitalist system. Reprint. description: Product Description: The Wealth of Nations
by Adam Smith

It is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence.

In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up for the little guy. The Wealth of Nations provided the first--and still the most eloquent--integrated description of the workings of a market economy.

The result of Smith’s efforts is a witty, highly readable work of genius filled with prescient theories that form the basis of a thriving capitalist system. This unabridged edition offers the modern reader a fresh look at a timeless and seminal work that revolutionized the way governments and individuals view the creation and dispersion of wealth--and that continues to influence our economy right up to the present day.

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With Alan B. Krueger (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Bantam Classic & Loveswept (February 1, 2003)
9780553585971 | details & prices | 1231 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Provides a description and analysis of the inner workings of a market economy, presenting the fundamental principles of a capitalist system.
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439570418 | details & prices | 1264 pages | List price $16.95

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