The wealth of nations

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Reich, Robert B., author of introduction.
Cannan, Edwin, 1861-1935, Editor
New York : Modern Library, 2000.
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xxvi, 1,155 pages ; 20 cm
9780679783367, 0679783369


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Originally published: An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations / Adam Smith ; edited ... by Edwin Cannan. 1994. With new introduction by Robert Reich.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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."
"An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (generally referred to by the short title The Wealth of Nations) is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, as well as a rhetorical piece written for the generally educated individual of the 18th century - advocating a free market economy as more productive and more beneficial to society. The book is often considered to have laid the basic groundwork for modern economic theory" -- from Wikipedia.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, A., Reich, R. B., & Cannan, E. (2000). The wealth of nations . Modern Library.

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Smith, Adam, 1723-1790, Robert B., Reich and Edwin Cannan. 2000. The Wealth of Nations. New York: Modern Library.

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Smith, Adam, 1723-1790, Robert B., Reich and Edwin Cannan. The Wealth of Nations New York: Modern Library, 2000.

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Smith, Adam, Robert B. Reich, and Edwin Cannan. The Wealth of Nations Modern Library, 2000.

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