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The Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith

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L'uomo mena vanto di essere il re del creato, ma può sembrare che, in sostanza, non differisca affatto dagli altri animali. Tuttavia, mamma, c'è una diversità alla quale ho pensato. Forse tu non capisci… E' una facoltà assolutamente esclusiva dell'uomo e consiste nell'aver segreti.
(pagina 44)

Essere vivi. Un'impresa immane, in sostenibile, di fronte alla quale non si può far altro che starsene a fiato sospeso, in preda alla più viva apprensione.
(pagina 106)

Poco fa sono arrivata a comprendere perché al mondo esistono cose come la guerra, la pace, gli affari, i commerci, la politica. Suppongo che tu non lo sappia. E' per questo che tu sarai sempre infelice. Ti dirò io il perché: è così che le donne mettono al mondo bambini sani.
(pagina 125) ( )
  NewLibrary78 | Jul 22, 2023 |
This is Smith's second-most-important book. It is a follow-up to his Theory of Moral Sentiments, which underlies all the concepts in Wealth of Nations. ( )
  mykl-s | Dec 22, 2022 |
political thinker ( )
  SanniyaAhmed | Sep 2, 2022 |
(Discussed parts of it in school, so I know about most of Smith's major ideas, but I never read the actual book except for some segments.)
  Councillor3004 | Sep 1, 2022 |
took forever ( )
  profpenguin | May 3, 2022 |
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Smith, Adamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adler, Mortimer J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Adler, Mortimer J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bullock, C. J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cannan, EdwinEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Deichmann, CraigNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eliot, Charles WilliamEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hutchins, Robert MaynardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jackson, GildartNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kankaanpää, JaakkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krueger, Alan B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mises, Ludwig vonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reich, Robert B.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scott, George C.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seligman, Edwin R.A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Todd, William B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.
The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.
Labor...is the only universal, as well as the only accurate measure of value, or the only standard by which we can compare the values of different commodities at all times and at all places.
The property which every man has is his own labor, as it is the original foundation of all other property, so it is the most sacred and inviolable.
The interest of the dealers...in any particular branch of trade or manufactures is always in some respects different from, and even opposite to, that of the public.
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