Gallagher, Susan E.
Rule of the rich?.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1998
|提及的人：||Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam (Philosoph) Smith|
Susan E Gallagher
|描述：||1 online resource (vii, 141 pages)|
|内容：||Commerce and the question, who should rule? --
Thanks, but no thanks: Mandeville's defense of court Whig hypocrisy --
Bolingbroke's search for a patriot king --
Hume's critique of the Whig supremacy --
Adam Smith and the end of aristocracy.
|责任：||Susan E. Gallagher.|
The Rule of the Rich provides a historical account of Adam Smith's case for free enterprise. By locating Smith's work within the context of eighteenth-century aristocratic society, this book shows that his defense of the free market system issued not from any devotion to individual liberty, but from his aristocratic conviction that the passion for private gain undermines the integrity of political authority.