240 Years of the Wealth of Nations
Nova Economia 2017: 27.2 p.7-19
13 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2017 Last revised: 12 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 11, 2017
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
JEL Classification: A1, B12
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