Right from examining the division of labour, the origin and use of money and the division of stock, to the rise and progress of cities and towns after the fall of the Roman Empire, the systems of political economy and the taxes on various private revenues, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations provides an extensive assessment of the creation of a nation’s wealth.
Laying the foundation of classical political economy, this magnum opus is considered one of the best non-fiction books of all time. More than two centuries after its first publication in 1776, The Wealth of Nations continues to remain as influential as ever.
About the Author
A pioneer of political economy, he published his magnum opus, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, in 1776. A fundamental work in classical economics, the book offers one of the world’s first collected descriptions of what builds nations’ wealth. The book also touches upon broad topics such as the division of labour, productivity and free markets, while reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.