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Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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9780198784456
In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
6. Trading and spending

6. Trading and spending  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0006
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In Book IV of the Wealth of Nations, Smith identifies two faulty alternatives to his own explanation of the wealth of nations: the French Physiocrats, who argued that land is the sole ... More
7. Legacy and reputation

7. Legacy and reputation  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0007
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‘Legacy and reputation’ considers historical and contemporary views of the Wealth of Nations and why Adam Smith is ritually referred to as the ‘father of economics’. Ever since the Wealth ... More
4. Living virtuously

4. Living virtuously  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0004
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Does someone deserve to be praised or punished? Can one individual merit owning more resources than another? Can blame be rightly attached to unintended actions? These are examples of moral ... More

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