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978-0-691-00161-6 / 0691001618

Adam Smith in His Time and Ours

by Muller, Jerry Z.

Publisher:Princeton University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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.

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