The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith audiobook

The Wealth of Nations

Original material by Adam Smith
Edited by George H. Smith
Read by Craig Deitschmann and a supporting cast

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The Giants of Political Thought Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470825041

  • ISBN: 9781470825034

  • ISBN: 9781470825058

Runtime: 5.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nationsis one of the most important and influential works ever published on economic theory and is the foundation of classical economics. In it, Adam Smith stresses the importance of the division of labor to economic progress. He criticizes the arguments for economic planning and offers a detailed theoretical and historical case for free trade.

In this masterpiece of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment, Smith develops a theory of social order arising from the unintended consequences of self-interested behavior. This self-regulating system of the free market, Smith contends, protects consumers from entrenched special interests and is usually harmed by government intervention.

Far more than just a work on economic theory,The Wealth of Nationsalso contains Smith's views on philosophy, history, and political theory.

This program discusses Adam Smith's general approach to philosophy and howThe Wealth of Nationsfits into that approach. It also explains Smith's major arguments and themes. Smith's sometimes difficult discourse is presented with the background information necessary for its comprehension.

The Giants of Political Thought series is an easy and entertaining way to broaden your mind and your awareness of great ideas.

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Author Bio: Adam Smith

Author Bio: Adam Smith

Adam Smith (1723–1790) was born in a small village in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. He entered the University of Glasgow at age fourteen and later attended Balliol College at Oxford. After lecturing for a period, he held several teaching positions at the University of Glasgow. His greatest achievement was writing The Wealth of Nations, a five-book series that sought to reveal the true causes of prosperity and which established him as the father of contemporary economic thought.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 5.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English