Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

ISBN: 9780029222348
Publisher: Free Press of Macmillian
Edition: 1st
Publication Date: 1992-11-09
Number of pages: 286
  • $20.47

Any used item that originally included an accessory such as an access code, one time use worksheet, cd or dvd, or other one time use accessories may not be guaranteed to be included or valid. By purchasing this item you acknowledge the above statement.

DESCRIPTION

Counter to the popular impression that Adam Smith was a champion of selfishness and greed, Jerry Muller shows that the Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations maintained that markets served to promote the well-being of the populace and that government must intervene to counteract the negative effects of the pursuit of self-interest. Smith's analysis went beyond economics to embrace a larger "civilizing project" designed to create a more decent society.

Customer Reviews


We Also Recommend