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on 22 April 2013
It's maybe a few years old, but much of Smith's points can be applied to today's sorry situation. The prose is at times rather stilted by modern standards, some concepts are now rather obscure and it is more than a little repetitive. Not an easy read, then, but rewarding to find that there's little or nothing new in economics (what a pity more economists and politicians don't take note).
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on 15 December 2014
Not at all the arch-capitalist, red in tooth and claw, that he is too often represented as. Government spending a waste in his view because in the 18th century, almost all of it was spent on warfare! Clear, accessible economics from the original modern Economist.
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on 19 July 2017
Great classic book. Brilliantly written. Much easier to read than you might expect for something written so long ago, and quite lively for a book on economics.
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on 12 October 2015
A massive reduction from the original, but very readable and with comments on why the selections were chose. If you have only heard about the book, this is a good place to start to read it. I recognised all of the famous quotes on the way through.
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on 20 February 2017
If you're studying business, finance or anything closely related, this book is incredible even 200+ years after it was written. Really nicely presented edition too.
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on 13 February 2013
I am interested in economics & politics tho' not formally educated in either. Like many I had heard of the author & the book & was aware of his reputation. It is very interesting & contains many insights which are relevant today. However his reputation as a disciple of simplistic capitalism & capitalism as proposed by some who claim to be his followers is a long way from the truth.
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on 21 December 2015
Bought this book for my son in law for Christmas and he loved it. The book arrived in excellent condition and didn't have to wait too long for it. He said he had wanted the book for a while and that it was a very interesting read.
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on 29 July 2013
I have read Karl Marx's and Max Weber's work, and this completes the collection. Smith is perhaps one of the greatest economic thinkers of his time. I am enjoying the book - however, still more to read. Onwards and upwards!
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on 18 April 2017
No Index page? For a book this size, no index page makes it very inefficient to get information out of.
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on 13 June 2018
Very happy. Thank you.
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