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240 years of The Wealth of Nations [240 years of The Wealth of Nations]

Maria Pia Paganelli
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Maria Pia Paganelli: Trinity University

Nova Economia, 2017, vol. 27, issue 2, 7-19

Abstract: Why should we read a book printed 240 years ago? The book is old. Our circumstances and institutions are different. Its examples are dated. Its policies are irrelevant today. Its economic theories are full of mistakes. Even its political ideology is ambiguous. So, why bother reading this old book?

Keywords: Adam Smith; Wealth of Nations; wealth; growth; justice (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B12 O10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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