The Essential Adam Smith
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📒The Essential Adam Smith ✍ Adam Smith
✏The Essential Adam Smith Book Summary : Gathers selections from Smith's economic writings, discusses his theories, and assesses their influence on modern economics
📒Wealth Of Nations ✍ Adam Smith
✏Wealth of Nations Book Summary : "Originally published in 1901"--T.p. verso.
📒The Adam Smith Problem ✍ Dogan Gocmen
✏The Adam Smith Problem Book Summary : This is the first scholarly work to deal solely with the ‘Adam Smith problem’, namely the apparent contradiction between Adam Smith’s most famous works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Since the 1840s scholars have puzzled over and attempted to explain the fact that these works offer two fundamentally different and contradictory concepts of human nature. In this radical new approach Dogan Göçmen makes a major contribution to the debate. Accepting that Smith does indeed put forward two different and varied ideas, he argues that the ethical position articulated in The Theory of Moral Sentiments can be, and was intended by Smith to be, applied as a basis for criticising the commercial society analysed in the Wealth of Nations. Göçmen argues that this ethical position points to the character of an ideal future society, Adam Smith’s Utopia, a society in which its social components are completely in sympathy - and therefore harmonious - with each other.
📒Theories Of Value And Distribution Since Adam Smith ✍ Maurice Dobb
✏Theories of Value and Distribution Since Adam Smith Book Summary : Identifies scientific and ideological elements in the theories of such economists as Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Jevons, and Keynes. Bibliogs
✏The Big Three in Economics Adam Smith Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes Book Summary : History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics. "The Big Three in Economics" traces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state. Each view has had a significant influence on shaping the modern world, and the book traces the development of each philosophy through the eyes of its creator. In the twenty-first century, Adam Smith's "invisible hand" model has gained the upper hand, and capitalism appears to have won the battle of ideas over socialism and interventionism. But author Mark Skousen shows that, even in the era of globalization and privatization, Keynesian and Marxian ideas continue to play a significant role in economic policy.
📒Mind Vs Money ✍ Alan S. Kahan
✏Mind Vs Money Book Summary : For the past 150 years, Western intellectuals have trumpeted contempt for capitalism and capitalists. They have written novels, plays, and manifestos to demonstrate the evils of the economic system in which they live. Dislike and contempt for the bourgeoisie, the middle classes, industry, and commerce have been a prominent trait of leading Western writers and artists. Mind vs. Money is an analytical history of how and why so many intellectuals have opposed capitalism. It is also an argument for how this opposition can be tempered. Historically, intellectuals have expressed their rejection of capitalism through many different movements, including nationalism, anti-Semitism, socialism, fascism, communism, and the 1960s counterculture. Hostility to capitalism takes new forms today. The anti-globalization, Green, communitarian, and New Age movements are all examples. Intellectuals give such movements the legitimacy and leadership they would otherwise lack. What unites radical intellectuals of the nineteenth century, communists and fascists of the twentieth, and anti-globalization protestors of the twenty-first, along with many other intellectuals not associated with these movements, is their rejection of capitalism. Kahan argues that intellectuals are a permanently alienated elite in capitalist societies. In myriad forms, and on many fronts, the battle between Mind and Money continues today. Anti-Americanism is one of them. Americans like to see their country as a beacon of freedom and prosperity. But in the eyes of many European and American intellectuals, when America is identified with capitalism, it is transformed from moral beacon into the "Great Satan." This is just one of the issues Mind vs. Money explores. The conflict between Mind and Money is the great, unresolved conflict of modern society. To end it, we must first understand it.
📒Adam Smith ✍ John Cunningham Wood
✏Adam Smith Book Summary : The first series of Smith "Critical Assessments" included major articles on Adam Smith and set a new standard for Smith scholarship. However, the years since its publication have seen further developments in the vast field of work on this leading economist. "Adam Smith: Critical Assessments--Second Series" completes the project of the earlier volumes by making available the many significant articles which have appeared during the past decade. It will be an invaluable reference for scholars of Smith. Together, the two series provide those interested in the history of contemporary economics with immediate access to the intellectual legacy of one of the world's greatest economic theorists.
📒The Science Of Wealth ✍ Tony Aspromourgos
✏The Science of Wealth Book Summary : This study clarifies the character of 'political economy' as a distinct and separable intellectual discipline in the generic sense, in the texts of Adam Smith. It focuses upon the scope and fundamental conceptualizations of the new science. Smith's conceptualization of economic analysis is shown to constitute a unified intellectual piece for understanding economic society and its dynamics. Smith's fundamental economic language is exhaustively examined, in all his texts, with a view to clarifying the meaning of the basic concepts of his system. As well, the 'prehistories' of those concepts, in literature prior to Smith, back to the earliest times, are quite comprehensively treated, thereby placing his political economy in its larger historical context and conveying a rich sense of the history of these ideas over the whole course of our civilization. A quite complete account of Smith's economics as a whole is also entailed by this undertaking: his key substantive economic doctrines are thoroughly considered as well, and all the elements of his economic theory receive attention. To that extent, notwithstanding the focus on concepts, an interpretation of the substance of Smith's political economy is also provided. This focus is partly motivated by the view that Smith's intellectual triumph in the history of social science is not so much about the success of specific doctrines. His more considerable theoretical success is at a deeper level: gaining a wide and long-lasting acquiescence in the conceptual universe framed by the fundamental structures of his system, for a newly emerging discipline. Those who subsequently contested Smithian doctrine did so within Smith's framework; they did so 'on his terms'. While the book's primary purpose is to reconstruct the character of Smith's political economy as a distinct intellectual enterprise, it also addresses its relevance to modern economics, and to policy and practice in contemporary liberal society.
📒Unbound ✍ Heather Boushey
✏Unbound Book Summary : Many fear that efforts to address inequality will undermine the economy as a whole. But the opposite is true: rising inequality has become a drag on growth and an impediment to market competition. Heather Boushey breaks down the problem and argues that we can preserve our nation's economic traditions while promoting shared economic growth.
📒Managing And Leading People ✍ Charlotte Rayner
✏Managing and Leading People Book Summary : Managing and Leading People is an essential text in the field of leadership, and provides a thorough overview of the subject for both students and professionals. Key topics include the strategic context, ethics and diversity, the psychological contract, motivation and reward, recruitment and selection and developing for the future. Divided into thematic sections and written in a clear and accessible style, it is the ideal text for any students on the CIPD module in Managing and Leading People, students studying people, leadership and organisations on wider business degrees, as well as professionals looking to develop their skills and expertise as managers within their organisations. This fully revised and updated new edition reflects developments within the area of management and leadership and adopts an international case study approach to bring the theory to life. Managing and Leading People draws on academic theory and research, but balances this with real-world examples from a wide range of organisations, and further reading, discussion questions and activities to challenge and engage the reader. With contributions from experts across the field that will really inform your knowledge, this title provides the information you need to learn how to make good managerial decisions, engage your people, and deliver results. Online resources include PowerPoint slides, lecturer notes and a companion website for additional tutor support.