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How Adam Smith can change your life : an unexpected guide to human nature and happiness

Author: Russell D Roberts
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How the insights of an 18th century economist can help us live better in the 21st century. Adam Smith became famous for The Wealth of Nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior--the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Now, economist Russ Roberts shows why Smith's neglected work might be the greatest self-help book you've never  Read more...
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Named Person: Adam Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell D Roberts
ISBN: 9781591846840 1591846846 9781591847953 1591847958
OCLC Number: 881681030
Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How Adam Smith can change your life --
How to know yourself --
How to be happy --
How not to fool yourself --
How to be loved --
How to be lovely --
How to be good --
How to make the world a better place --
How not to make the world a better place --
How to live in the modern world.
Responsibility: Russ Roberts.

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"How the insights of an 18th century economist can help us live better in the 21st century. Adam Smith became famous for The Wealth of Nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior--the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Now, economist Russ Roberts shows why Smith's neglected work might be the greatest self-help book you've never read. Roberts explores Smith's unique and fascinating approach to fundamental questions such as: - What is the deepest source of human satisfaction? - Why do we sometimes swing between selfishness and altruism? - What's the connection between morality and happiness? Drawing on current events, literature, history, and pop culture, Roberts offers an accessible and thought-provoking view of human behavior through the lenses of behavioral economics and philosophy"--

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