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Author: Adam Smith Narrator: Gildart Jackson Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781400189816

Publisher Description

The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words. Smith details his argument in five books: Book I. Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Power of Labour Book II. Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock Introduction Book III. Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations Book IV. Of Systems of Political Economy Book V. Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth Taken together, these books form a giant leap forward in the field of economics. A product of the "Age of Enlightenment," The Wealth of Nations is a must for all who wish to gain a better understanding of the principles upon which all modern capitalistic economies have been founded and the process of wealth creation that is engendered by those principles.

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  • Adam Smith's enormous authority resides, in the end, in the same property that we discover in Marx: not in any ideology, but in an effort to see to the bottom of things.

    - Robert L. Heilbroner

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    " The book is interesting and insightful. I am glad I listened, but in many ways it was also torture. It is a very long book. And despite all of the assurances regarding what a dynamic writer Smith is, it is still dry. After listening however, I would like a print copy on my shelf for reference purposes. After hearing Smith both praised and condemned, quoted and misquoted many times, I found many things said about the book and Adam Smith to be somewhat inaccurate. There is nothing like the impression that you gain when you engage with a classic yourself and the realization that more could be learned by returning to the text and pondering its ideas. "

    - Plebian, 1/8/2022

About the Author

George H. Smith is an author, editor, educator, and speaker. His first book was the very popular Atheism: The Case against God. Smith began teaching in the 1970s and for nearly twenty years spent his summers instructing university students in political philosophy and American political and intellectual history at seminars sponsored by the Cato Institute and the Institute for Humane Studies. His many articles and book reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Reason, the New York Times, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

About the Narrator

Gildart Jackson’s acting credits span the stage and screen. He is most often recognized for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Simon Prentiss on General Hospital. He has also starred in numerous television shows, including CSI and Vegas, and he played the lead in the highly acclaimed independent feature film You, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin.