Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

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  • Copyright: 1982-03-01
  • Publisher: Liberty Fund

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Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was recognized as a landmark of human thought upon its publication in 1776. As the first scientific argument for the principles of political economy, it is the point of departure for all subsequent economic thought. Smith's theories of capital accumulation, growth, and secular change, among others, continue to be influential in modern economics. This reprint of Edwin Cannan's definitive 1904 edition of The Wealth of Nations includes Cannan's famous introduction, notes, and a full index, as well as a new preface written especially for this edition by the distinguished economist George J. Stigler. Mr. Stigler's preface will be of value for anyone wishing to see the contemporary relevance of Adam Smith's thought.

Table of Contents

The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smithp. ii
Key to Abbreviations and Referencesp. vi
of Treaties of Commercep. 545
of Coloniesp. 556
Conclusion of the Mercantile Systemp. 642
p. 663
[1] Book IVp. 663
of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealthp. 689
of the Expences of the Sovereign or Commonwealthp. 689
Conclusion of the Chapterp. 814
Appendixp. 948
Textual Schedulesp. 951
Table of Corresponding Passagesp. 980
Index of Statutes and of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotlandp. 1006
Index of Authorities (cited in Text and Notes)p. 1009
Index of Subjectsp. 1019
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