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Who's afraid of Adam Smith? : how the market got its soul

Author: Peter J Dougherty
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2002.
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"Economic thinkers and policymakers have long regarded Adam Smith's great work, The Wealth of Nations, as a guide to the mysteries of the market. Now in this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows how economists are drawing on the Scotsman's civic writings, most notably A Theory of Moral Sentiments, to illuminate how the market creates not only fiscal capital but "social capital." Although the social  Read more...
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Dougherty, Peter J.
Who's afraid of Adam Smith?.
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, ©2002
(DLC) 2002072551
(OCoLC)49894641
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam (Philosoph) Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Dougherty
ISBN: 0471471771 9780471471776 1280344350 9781280344350
OCLC Number: 52399323
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages)
Contents: WHO'S AFRAID OF ADAM SMITH?; Preface: Sympathy for the Dismal; Contents; 1. Letter Man; 2. The Instructions; 3. The Warning; 4. Little Platoons; 5. Enlightenment Wonk; 6. Soul Survivors; 7. Dragon Slayers; 8. Comeback Kid; 9. Kitchen Chemists; 10. Egg Men; 11. Urban Outfitters; Epilogue: Go with the Flow; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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