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Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first bookon economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipefor national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based onsmall government and the freedom of citizens to act in their bestinterests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, andover 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on thefundamentals of economics. This deluxe, selected edition is astylish keepsake from the Capstone Classics series.

This edition includes:

  • An abridged selection of all 5 books for the contemporaryreader
  • An original commentary offering new research and analysis byclassic literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon 
  • A biography and chronology of Adam Smith's life and the eventssurrounding the original publication of the work

Today, The Wealth of Nations is still essential readingfor any business or self-development library, reminding us that itis the ingenuity and drive of people, not governments, that remainsthe source of personal, national and global prosperity.

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