By Fred R. Glahe

An Inquiry into the character and explanations of the Wealth of countries is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith. it's a sincerely written account of economics on the sunrise of the commercial Revolution, in addition to a rhetorical piece written for the commonly trained person of the 18th century - advocating a unfastened industry financial system as extra effective and greater to society.The paintings is credited as a watershed in heritage and economics because of its accomplished, principally exact characterization of monetary mechanisms that live on in sleek economics; and in addition for its potent use of rhetorical method, together with structuring the paintings to distinction genuine global examples of loose and fettered markets.---Исследование о природе и причине богатства народов (англ. An Inquiry into the character and factors of the Wealth of countries) — основная работа шотландского экономиста Адама Смита, опубликованная nine марта 1776 года во времена Шотландского просвещения.Книга оказала значительное влияние на экономическую теорию и в частности на политическую экономию.Ещё при жизни Адама Смита книга выдержала пять изданий в Англии (в 1776, 1778, 1784, 1786 и 1789), была издана во Франции (первый перевод в 1779 году) и в Германии. Огромное количество изданий было сделано после смерти Смита (1790 год).Трактат состоит из five книг:
Причины увеличения производительности труда и порядок, в соответствии с которым его продукт естественным образом распределяется между классами народа;
О природе капитала, его накоплении и применении;
О развитии благосостояния у разных народов;
О системах политической экономии;
О доходах монарха или государства.

Скриншоты


Show description

Read Online or Download Adam Smith - An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations PDF

Similar economic history books

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

With the inventory industry breaking documents virtually day-by-day, leaving longtime marketplace analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a examine of the idea that of probability turns out really well timed. Peter Bernstein has written a complete background of man's efforts to appreciate probability and likelihood, starting with early gamblers in historic Greece, carrying on with during the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and as much as smooth chaos concept.

Institutional Economics: Theory, Method, Policy

The quantity appraises, refines, and extends the institutionalist's evolutionary thought of political economic climate in six varied parts of inquiry: (a) the availability of a clean and comparative evaluation of institutional economics as a rule; (b) the presentation and refinement of pragmatic equipment of inquiry; (c) the exploration of extensions and clarifications of instrumental price concept; (d) the distillation of an emergent institutionalist concept of work markets; (e) the explication of a culture-based thought of monetary improvement; and (f) the formula of an analytical layout that gives course for institutional coverage making.

Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

This watershed learn is the 1st to think about in concrete phrases the results of Britain's abolition of the Atlantic slave exchange. Why did Britain pull out of the slave exchange simply whilst it was once turning into vital for the area economic system and the call for for hard work around the globe was once excessive? stuck among the incentives provided by means of the realm financial system for carrying on with alternate at complete tilt and the ideological and political pressures from its family abolitionist circulation, Britain selected to withdraw, believing, partially, that freed slaves could paintings for low pay which in flip could result in better and less expensive items.

Modernity and the Second-Hand Trade: European Consumption Cultures and Practices, 1700-1900

Bringing jointly the most recent examine at the missed region of second-hand alternate and intake, this book offers clean insights into the trading of used items in western-Europe through the eighteenth and 19th centuries, and seeks to re-evaluate and redefine the connection among modernity and the second-hand alternate.

Additional info for Adam Smith - An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations

Example text

If it is rent, the interest of all other landlords will naturally prompt them to prepare more land for the raising of this commodity ; if it is wages or profit, the interest of all other labourers and dealers will soon prompt them to employ more labour and stock in preparing and bringing it to market. The quantity brought thither will soon be sufficient to supply the effectual demand. All the different parts of its price will soon sink to their natural rate, and the whole price to its natural price.

But the whole price of any commodity must still finally resolve itself into some one or other or all of those three parts; as whatever part of it remains after paying the rent of the land, and the price of the whole labour employed in raising, manufacturing, and bringing it to market, must necessarily be profit to somebody. As the price or exchangeable value of every particular commodity, taken separately, resolves itself into some one or other, or all of those three parts ; so that of all the commodities which compose the whole annual produce of the labour of every country, taken complexly, must resolve itself into the same three parts, and be parcelled out among different inhabitants of the country, either as the wages of their labour, the profits of their stock, or the rent of their land.

That the price of linen and woollen cloth is liable neither to such frequent, nor to such great variations, as the price of corn, every man's experience will inform him. The price of the one species of commodities varies only with the variations in the demand; that of the other varies not only with the variations in the demand, but with the much greater, and more frequent, variations in the quantity of what is brought to market, in order to supply that demand. The occasional and temporary fluctuations in the market price of any commodity fall chiefly upon those parts of its price which resolve themselves into wages and profit.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 44 votes