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Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Author: Iain McLean
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Iain McLean
OCLC Number: 939882735
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
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.

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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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