The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

This influential economic book presents a groundbreaking theory that argues for free market economies. The author posits that individuals acting in their own self-interest within a system of natural liberty will result in societal benefit, a concept often referred to as the "invisible hand" theory. The book also critiques mercantilism and explores concepts such as the division of labor, productivity, and free markets. It is widely considered one of the foundational texts in the field of economics.

The 429th greatest book of all time


Published
1776
Nationality
Scottish
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
900-1100
Words
950,000
Original Language
English

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