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The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas

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Adam Smith (1723-1790) has been adopted by neoconservatives as the ideological father of unregulated business and small government. His "invisible hand" has become a commanding shorthand for politicians promoting laissez-faire economics, but Smith never used it in reference to free-market capitalism. Smith was a deeply moral man who considered himself a philosopher, not an economist. Drawing on twenty-five years of research, James Buchan renders an Adam Smith untainted by political and economic interests. This compelling ...

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The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas
2007, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393329940

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The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and Ideas
2006, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

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