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Adam Smith, radical and egalitarian : an interpretation for the twenty-first century

Author: Iain McLean
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Adam Smith (1723-90), the author of The Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. His 'right-wing' reputation was sealed after his death, when it was unsafe to claim that an author may have influenced the French revolutionaries. But as the author, also, of The Theory of Moral Sentiments - which he probably regarded as his more important book -  Read more...
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Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain McLean
ISBN: 9781403977915 1403977917
OCLC Number: 124075899
Notes: Originally published: Edinburgh : Edinburgy University Press, 2006.
Description: xx, 172 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown --
A note on citations --
Preface: A Scotsman looks at the world --
The life of an absent-minded professor --
A weak state and a weak church --
A non-religious grounding of morals: Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment --
Merriment and diversion: Smith on public finance and public choice --
The invisible hand and the helping hand --
The French and American Smiths --
Adam Smith today --
Appendix --
Notes on further reading --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Iain McLean.

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Iain McLean reexamines the radical legacy of AdamSmith, arguing that Smith was a radical egalitarian and that his work supported all three of the slogans of the French Revolution: liberty, equality,  Read more...

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