Hardback Adam Smith : what he thought, and why it matters / Jesse Norman.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Allen Lane,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241328491 (hbk.) :
Illustrations on lining papers.
Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of 'market fundamentalism' and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? This book dispels the myths and caricatures and gives us Smith in the round.
xvii, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 24 cm