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The Wealth of Nations (1776)

Adam Smith

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An Inquiry into the Nature and

Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

Introduction and Plan of the Work

Book One
Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Powers of Labour, and of the Order according to Which its Produce is Naturally Distributed among the Different Ranks of the People.

Book Two
Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock

Book Three
Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations

Book Four
Of systems of Political Economy

Book Five
Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth

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