Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian : An Interpretation for the 21st Century.

This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723-90), the author of The Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: McLean, Iain.
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Table of Contents:
  • Contents
  • Foreword by Rt Hon. Gordon Brown
  • A Note on Citations
  • Preface: A Scotsman Looks at the World
  • 1 The Life of an Absent-minded Professor
  • 2 A Weak State and a Weak Church
  • 3 A Non-religious Grounding of Morals: Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment
  • 4 Merriment and Diversion: Smith on Public Finance and Public Choice
  • 5 The Invisible Hand and the Helping Hand
  • 6 The French and American Smiths
  • 7 Adam Smith Today
  • Appendix
  • Notes on Further Reading
  • References
  • Index.