The Wealth of Nations

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Modern Library, 2000 - 1154 pages

Introduction by Robert Reich
Commentary by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner

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 Introduction 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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Contents

Of the Division of Labour
3
CHAPTER II
14
CHAPTER IV
24
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Work of Nations, Reason, Supercapitalism, and Aftershock.

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