Der Wohlstand der Nationen

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783746781761
Release Date: 2018-11-18
Genre: Philosophy

Zwölf Jahre brauchte Adam Smith, bevor der 43jährige im Jahre 1776 das Manuskript seiner Untersuchung über Wesen und Ursachen des Volkswohlstandes nach London zum Drucker tragen konnte. Der Wohlstand der Nationen ist zum Großteil als Zusammenfassung der wirtschaftstheoretischen Erkenntnisse zahlreicher liberaler Vordenker zu verstehen. Es erfuhr ein großes Echo durch nachfolgende Ökonomen wie David Ricardo, Thomas Robert Malthus und Karl Marx. Das Werk entstand als Kontrapunkt zum bis dahin wirtschaftspolitisch vorherrschenden Merkantilismus wie er von den damaligen europäischen Großmächten praktiziert wurde. Smith' Werk gilt als das grundlegende Werk der Wirtschaftswissenschaft, welche sich erst in der Folgezeit als eigenständige Wissenschaftsdisziplin etablierte, und markiert sowohl den Beginn der klassischen Nationalökonomie als auch parallel des Wirtschaftsliberalismus.

Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602069398
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"Originally published in 1901"--T.p. verso.

Warum Marx recht hat

Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843702201
Release Date: 2012-03-09
Genre: Political Science

Mitten in der schwersten Krise des Kapitalismus bricht der katholische Marxist Terry Eagleton eine Lanze für Karl Marx. Streitbar, originell und mit britischem Humor widerlegt er zentrale Argumente gegen den Marxismus, wie z.B. „Wir leben doch längst in einer klassenlosen Gesellschaft“, „Der Marxismus erfordert einen despotischen Staat“ oder „Der Marxismus ignoriert die selbstsüchtige Natur des Menschen“. Eagleton macht klar: Marx’ materialistische Philosophie hat ihren Ursprung im Streben nach Freiheit, Bürgerrechten und Wohlstand. Sie zielt auf eine demokratische Ordnung und nicht auf deren Abschaffung

Selections from The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118822838
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Political Science

This carefully annotated selection features the main analysis of the operation of an economic system, the introductory chapter of the great attack on mercantilism, and portions of the analysis of the functions of the state-Books I, IV, and V. Edited by George J. Stigler, this useful volume includes an introduction and a bibliography.

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations with a Life of the Author Also a View of the Doctrine of Smith Compared with Tha

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1377779637
Release Date: 2018-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

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Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations A Story of Economic Discovery

Author: David Warsh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393066363
Release Date: 2007-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

"What The Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics." —Boston Globe A stimulating and inviting tour of modern economics centered on the story of one of its most important breakthroughs. In 1980, the twenty-four-year-old graduate student Paul Romer tackled one of the oldest puzzles in economics. Eight years later he solved it. This book tells the story of what has come to be called the new growth theory: the paradox identified by Adam Smith more than two hundred years earlier, its disappearance and occasional resurfacing in the nineteenth century, the development of new technical tools in the twentieth century, and finally the student who could see further than his teachers. Fascinating in its own right, new growth theory helps to explain dominant first-mover firms like IBM or Microsoft, underscores the value of intellectual property, and provides essential advice to those concerned with the expansion of the economy. Like James Gleick's Chaos or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, this revealing book takes us to the frontlines of scientific research; not since Robert Heilbroner's classic work The Worldly Philosophers have we had as attractive a glimpse of the essential science of economics.

On The Wealth of Nations

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848872578
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Humor

A New York Times Bestseller As P. J. O'Rourke says, 'It's as if Smith, having proved that we can all have more money, then went on to prove that money doesn't buy happiness. And it doesn't. It rents it.' Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776 and almost instantly was recognized as fundamental to an understanding of economics. It was also recognized as being really long and as P. J. O'Rourke points out, to understand The Wealth of Nations, the cornerstone of free-market thinking and a book that shapes the world to this day, you also need to peruse Smith's earlier doorstopper,The Theory of Moral Sentiments. But now you don't have to read either, because P. J. has done it for you. In this hilarious work P. J. shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and how the division of labour, freedom of trade and pursuit of self-interest espoused by Smith are not only vital to the welfare of mankind, they're funny too. He goes on to establish that far from being an avatar of capitalism, Smith was actually a moralist of liberty. As P. J. says, 'It's as if Smith, having proved that we can all have more money, then went on to prove that money doesn't buy happiness. And it doesn't. It rents it.'

The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 085708108X
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics

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 reader An 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 work Today, 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.

Energy and the Wealth of Nations

Author: Charles A. S. Hall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441993983
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Genre: Business & Economics

For the past 150 years, economics has been treated as a social science in which economies are modeled as a circular flow of income between producers and consumers. In this “perpetual motion” of interactions between firms that produce and households that consume, little or no accounting is given of the flow of energy and materials from the environment and back again. In the standard economic model, energy and matter are completely recycled in these transactions, and economic activity is seemingly exempt from the Second Law of Thermodynamics. As we enter the second half of the age of oil, and as energy supplies and the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption become major issues on the world stage, this exemption appears illusory at best. In Energy and the Wealth of Nations, concepts such as energy return on investment (EROI) provide powerful insights into the real balance sheets that drive our “petroleum economy.” Hall and Klitgaard explore the relation between energy and the wealth explosion of the 20th century, the failure of markets to recognize or efficiently allocate diminishing resources, the economic consequences of peak oil, the EROI for finding and exploiting new oil fields, and whether alternative energy technologies such as wind and solar power meet the minimum EROI requirements needed to run our society as we know it. This book is an essential read for all scientists and economists who have recognized the urgent need for a more scientific, unified approach to economics in an energy-constrained world, and serves as an ideal teaching text for the growing number of courses, such as the authors’ own, on the role of energy in society.