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The Wealth of Nations

The most influential economic book of all time

By Adam Smith
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The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Wealth of Nations is a profoundly influential work in the study of economics and examines exactly how nations become wealthy. Adam Smith advocates that by allowing individuals to freely pursue their own self-interest in a free market, without government regulation, nations will prosper.

  • Anyone who wants to understand the foundations of capitalism and the free market
  • Anyone curious about the core tenets of a fundamental work of economic theory

Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and economist, often called the “father of modern economics” as he was first to advocate a free market as the road to prosperity. The Wealth of Nations is his magnum opus and a work that is still influential today.

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