Before 'The Wealth Of Nations,' Adam Smith Penned The Ultimate Guide To A Moral Life

September 9, 2014 1:02 PM

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When the name Adam Smith comes up, 99 percent of the time it's in reference to the Scottish philosopher's 1776 magnum opus An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations, a manifesto on free-market capitalism and the division of labor.

Virtually every introductory economics class teaches the principles of The Wealth Of Nations, a text whose influence on Western culture and global economics is difficult to overestimate. But even those who are familiar with Smith's work may not know that the "invisible hand" followed a sweeping ethi...

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