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some gems hidden in amongst the wheat husks,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Wealth of Nations: Books I-III (Paperback)
Smith is much under-estimated both amongst philosophers of money (economists) and philosophers of social life (moralists).
And it is true, as the reader from Melbourne says, that the book requires a great deal of dedication in places. At times Smith repeats the same point three, four even five times in short succession, always in the same carefuyl but ponderous prose. yet elsewhere, surprisingly, there are flashes of wit and humanity, alongside the great methodical reasoning and argument that make a philosophical work powerful.