The Wealth of Nations

Category: Book
Introduction By: Reich, Robert B.
By (author): Smith, Adam
Series: Modern Library Classics
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
  HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Publisher: Modern Library
Published: November 2000
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 1184
Size: 8.00in x 5.10in x 2.00in
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Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and Robert Reich's Introduction both clarifies Smith's analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. As Reich writes, "Smith's mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late eighteenth century-jobs, wages, politics, government, trade, education, business, and ethics."
 
Introduction by Robert Reich • Commentary by R. H. Campbell and A. S. Skinner • Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

Review Quote*"Adam Smith's enormous authority resides, in the end, in the same property that we discover in Marx: not in any ideology, but in an effort to see to the bottom of things."
--Robert L. Heilbroner
Biographical Note

Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include The Work of Nations, Reason, Supercapitalism, and Aftershock.