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

Author: Iain McLean
Publisher: Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aims to show that 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.

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Named Person: Adam Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain McLean
ISBN: 0748623523 9780748623525
OCLC Number: 901134044
Description: 172 p.
Contents: Foreword; 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.
Responsibility: Iain McLean [aut].

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An excellent new work. -- William Keegan a welcome addition to the ever growing literature on Smith's thought. -- Dennis C. Rasmussen, Bowdoin College History of Political Thought Throughout his Read more...

 
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