The Wealth of Nations – by Smith Adam (1776)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world’s first collected descriptions of what builds nations’ wealth, and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labour, productivity, and free markets.

Table of Contents


Chapter 01: Of the division of labour
Chapter 02: Of the principle which gives occation to the division of labour
Chapter 03: That division of labor is limited by the extent of the market
Chapter 04: Of the Origin and Use of Money
Chapter 05: Of the real and nominal price of commodities, or of their price in labour, and their price in money
Chapter 06: Of the component parts of the price of commodities
Chapter 07: Of the natural and market price of commodities
Chapter 08: Of the wages of labour
Chapter 09: Of the profits of stock
Chapter 10: Of wages and profit in the different employments of labour and stock
Chapter 11: Of the rent of land


Introduction: Of nature, accumulation, and employment of stock
Chapter 01: Of the division of stock
Chapter 02: Of money considered as a particlar branch of the general stock of the society, or…
Chapter 03: Of the accumulation of capital, or of productive and unproductive labour
Chapter 04: Of stock lent at interest
Chapter 05: Of the different employment of capitals


Chapter 01: Of the natural progress of opulence
Chapter 02: Of the discouragement of agriculture in the ancient state of Europe after…
Chapter 03: Of the rise and progress of cities and towns after the fall of the Roman Empire
Chapter 04: How the commerce of the towns contributed to the improvement of the country


Introduction: Of systems of political economy
Chapter 01: Of the principle of the commercial or mercantile system
Chapter 02: Of restraints upon the importation from foreign countries of such goods as…
Chapter 03: Of the extraordinary restraints upon the importation of goods of almost all…
Chapter 04: Of drawbacks
Chapter 05: Of bounties
Chapter 06: Of treaties of commerce
Chapter 07: Of colonies
Chapter 08: Conslusion of the mercantile system
Chapter 09: Of the agricultural systems, or of those systems of political economy…


Chapter 01: Of the expences of the sovereign or commonwealth
Chapter 02: Of the sources of the general or public revenue of the society
Chapter 03: Of public debts


Product details

  • Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 524 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1505577128
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1505577129
  • Lexile measure : 1500L
  • Item Weight : 2.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 7.44 x 1.19 x 9.69 inches

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