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Policy analysts, academics and journalists lament the influence of money on politics. But in the political economy, politicians often carefully design regulations so that two very different interest groups will be satisfied: “bootleggers,” who seek private benefits, and “Baptists,” who seek to serve the public interest, must both support the regulation. Economists Adam Smith and Bruce Yandle apply the theory to a wide range of current issues, including the financial crisis, Obamacare and environmental regulation.
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(Penguin Books - Great Ideas series). Adam Smith's landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come toenrich the whole community as if by an 'invisible hand'. 127p.
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The Money Game

By Adam Smith

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Discusses the human factor in big business and offers behavioral studies of the professionals and amateurs of Wall Street
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Packed with numerous film stills and covering top actors, genres and productions, a visual reference for movie buffs includes coverage of Hollywood blockbusters, indie gems and children's favorites. Original.
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Presents Adam Smith's influential treatise on social responsibility, advancing the principles of benevolence, justice, and sympathy.
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The Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith

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Published in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first book on economics to catch the public's attention. It provides a recipe for national prosperity that has not been bettered since, based on small government and the freedom of citizens to act in their best interests. It reassuringly assumes no knowledge of its subject, and over 200 years on still provides valuable lessons on the fundamentals of economics. This deluxe, selected edition is a stylish keepsake from the Capstone Classics series.This edition includes:An abridged selection of all 5 books for the contemporary readerAn original commentary offering new research and analysis by classic literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon A biography and chronology of Adam Smith's life and the events surrounding the original publication of the workToday, The Wealth of Nations is still essential reading for any business or self-development library, reminding us that it is the ingenuity and drive of people, not governments, that remains the source of personal, national and global prosperity.
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The Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith

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(The Modern Library Classics). First published in 1776. The foundation text of modern economic thought in the West, this seminal work remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism, articulating the concepts indispensable to the understanding of contemporary society. Indexes. 1,155p.
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The Wealth of Nations

By Adam Smith

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The classic eighteenth-century treatise on the principles of political economics
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Presents the classic eighteenth-century treatise on political economics.
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The foundation for a system of morals, this 1749 work is a landmark of moral and political thought. Its highly original theories of conscience, moral judgment, and virtue offer a reconstruction of the Enlightenment concept of social science, embracing both political economy and theories of law and government.
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