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On The wealth of nations

Author: P J O'Rourke; Adam Smith
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2007.
Series: Books that changed the world
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An upbeat dissemination of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" condenses and illuminates the key points of the original works while discussing how their messages remain relevant.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J O'Rourke; Adam Smith
ISBN: 9780871139498 0871139499
OCLC Number: 71266527
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: An inquiry into 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations' --
Why is 'The Wealth of Nations' so damn long? --
'The Theory of Moral Sentiments'; In the Augean Stables of the human conditions, Adam Smith tries to muck out the stalls --
'The Wealth of Nations', book 1; How the high price of freedom makes the best things in life free --
'The Wealth of Nations', book 2; "Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock" let Adam Smith be your market guru --
'The Wealth of Nations', book 3; "Of the different progress of Opulence in different nations" and how we have the stupidity of the powerful to thank for it --
'The Wealth of Nations', book 4; "Of systems of political economy" Adam Smith tackles the Chinese trade menace --
'The Wealth of Nations'; book 4, continued; Adam Smith versus the ideological swine when they were still cute, squealing piglets --
Adam Smith, America's founding Dutch uncle --
'The Wealth of Nations', book 5; "Of the revenue of the sovereign or commonwealth" Adam Smith, policy wonk --
Adam Smith's lost book --
An inquiry into Adam Smith --
Adam Smith in heaven.
Series Title: Books that changed the world
Responsibility: P.J. O'Rourke.
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An upbeat dissemination of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" condenses and illuminates the key points of the original works while discussing how their messages remain relevant.

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CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix 1 An inquiry into An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 1 2 Why Is The Wealth of Nations So Damn Long? 14 3 The Theory of Moral Sentiments In the Augean Stables of the Human Condition, Adam Smith Tries to Muck Out the Stalls 26 4 The Wealth of Naitons, Book 1 How the High Price of Freedom Makes the Best Things in Life Free 38 5 The Wealth of Nations, Book 2 "Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock" Let Adam Smith Be Your Market Guru 57 6 The Wealth of Nations, Book 2, Continued Adam Smith, Un-Motivational Speaker 70 7 The Wealth of Nations, Book 3 "Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations" and How We Have the Stupidity of the Powerful to Thank for It 85 8 The Wealth of Nations, Book 4 "Of Systems of Political Economy"

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