Book Cover of The Wealth of Nations, Book 2

The Wealth of Nations, Book 2

by Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labour, productivity, and free markets.

Book Details

Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1776

Author

Adam Smith image

Adam Smith

Scotland

Adam Smith was a Scottish economist, philosopher as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy, and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment, also known as ''The Father of Econo...

More on Adam Smith

Listen/Download Audiobook

Read by:
00:00
Playback Speed 1.0
00:00
  • Select Speed

Related books

Principles of Economics, Book 5: General Relations of Demand, Supply and Value Cover image

Principles of Economics, Book 5: General Relations of Demand, Supply and Value by Alfred Marshall

Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the book in 1...

The Trial of a New Society Cover image

The Trial of a New Society by Justus Ebert

In 1912 textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts, mostly immigrants, went on strike in response to a pay cut, speedups, and unsafe working condition...

Social Statics  Cover image

Social Statics by Herbert Spencer

In the book, he uses the term "fitness" in applying his ideas of Lamarckian evolution to society, saying for example that "It is clear that any being...

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy Cover image

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill

Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy (1844) is a treatise on political economics by John Stuart Mill. Walras' law, a principle in g...

The Wealth of Nations, Book 3 Cover image

The Wealth of Nations, Book 3 by Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus...

The Wealth of Nations, Book 5 Cover image

The Wealth of Nations, Book 5 by Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus...

The Life of Reason Cover image

The Life of Reason by George Santayana

The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress is a book published in five volumes from 1905 to 1906, by Spanish-born American philosopher George Sa...

Principles of Economics, Book 4: The Agents of Production Cover image

Principles of Economics, Book 4: The Agents of Production by Alfred Marshall

Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the book in 1...

 Sophisms of the Protectionists Cover image

Sophisms of the Protectionists by Frederic Bastiat

"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various applications, against fa...

The History of Standard Oil: Volume 2 Cover image

The History of Standard Oil: Volume 2 by Ida Tarbell

The History of the Standard Oil Company is a 1904 book by journalist Ida Tarbell. It is an exposé about the Standard Oil Company, run at the time by o...

Reviews for The Wealth of Nations, Book 2

No reviews posted or approved, yet...