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SMITH, A.: Wealth of Nations (The) (Abridged)

    

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SMITH, A.: Wealth of Nations (The) (Abridged)

It was Adam Smith (1723–90) who first established economics as a separate branch of knowledge, and many would say his work has never been surpassed. The Wealth of Nations, which appeared in 1776, is the definitive text for all who believe that economic decisions are best left to markets, not governments. At the heart of Smith’s doctrine is an optimistic view of the effects of self-interest. Though each individual seeks only personal gain, the collective result is increased prosperity, which benefits society as a whole. This skilful abridgement presents his main ideas. Clearly read by Sean Barrett.

  • A seminal work on economics and trade
  • The only version available on CD
  • Adam Smith features on the £20 note
  • 6 CD set
  • Approximate running time: 7.5 hours



Disc 1

  The Wealth of Nations
1.   Introduction and Plan of the Work 00:05:35
2.   BOOK 1: Of the causes of Improvement… 00:07:14
3.   The corn of the rich country… 00:07:49
4.   All the improvements in machinery… 00:05:49
5.   Chapter 2: Of the principal which Gives Occasion… 00:04:28
6.   As it is by treaty… 00:04:46
7.   Chapter 3: That the Division of Labour… 00:06:09
8.   The nations that, according to the best… 00:04:42
9.   Chapter 4: Of the origin and use of money 00:05:19
10.   The use of metals in this rude state… 00:05:41
11.   During the first race… 00:05:05


Disc 2

  The Wealth of Nations
1.   Chapter 5: Of the Real and Nominal Price… 00:06:17
2.   Gold and silver, however… 00:07:10
3.   Equal quantities of labour… 00:08:05
4.   Chapter 6: Of the Component Part… 00:06:10
5.   As soon as the land of any country… 00:06:23
6.   Whoever derives his revenue… 00:05:07
7.   Chapter 7: Of the Natural and Market Price of Commodities 00:06:50
8.   If, on the contrary… 00:06:47
9.   Secrets in manufactures… 00:06:23
10.   Chapter 8: Of the Wages of Labour 00:06:05
11.   We rarely hear, it has been said… 00:08:12


Disc 3

  The Wealth of Nations
1.   Though the wealth of a country… 00:05:58
2.   The liberal reward of labour… 00:04:40
3.   Grain, the food of the common people… 00:05:47
4.   BOOK 2: Of the Nature, Accumulation… 00:04:02
5.   Chapter 1: Of the Division of Stock 00:05:56
6.   The first is that portion… 00:06:19
7.   Of these four parts… 00:06:27
8.   Chapter 2: Of Money, considered as a Particular Branch… 00:06:05
9.   The expense of maintaining the fixed capital 00:06:01
10.   Thus, if a guinea be the weekly pension… 00:05:20
11.   Chapter 3: Of the Accumulation of Capital… 00:05:28
12.   That part of the annual produce… 00:05:48
13.   In the opulent countries of Europe… 00:05:19


Disc 4

  The Wealth of Nations
1.   There was little trade or industry in Edinburgh… 00:05:53
2.   Though the expense of the prodigal… 00:04:54
3.   It can seldom happen… 00:04:39
4.   Chapter 5: Of the Different Employments… 00:07:39
5.   Part of the capital of the master… 00:08:26
6.   BOOK 3: Of the Different Progress… 00:05:36
7.   Without the assistance of some artificers… 00:06:19
8.   Chapter 3: Of the Rise and Progress… 00:06:10
9.   Nor was this all. 00:06:32
10.   In countries such as France… 00:06:59
11.   Sometimes they have been introduced… 00:06:23


Disc 5

  The Wealth of Nations
1.   Chapter 4: How the Commerce of the Towns Contributed 00:08:04
2.   It is a mistake to imagine… 00:07:35
3.   The personal expense of the great proprietor 00:05:12
4.   Compare the slow progress… 00:05:32
5.   These encouragements… 00:05:03
6.   BOOK 4: Of Systems of Political Economy 00:06:43
7.   Such as they were… 00:06:31
8.   The discovery of a passage… 00:07:51
9.   Chapter 2: Of Restraints Upon the Importation… 00:07:04
10.   Secondly, every individual… 00:06:25
11.   The second case, in which it will generally… 00:05:19


Disc 6

  The Wealth of Nations
1.   Chapter 3: Of the Extraordinary Restraints… 00:06:05
2.   If it was not with tobacco… 00:07:30
3.   By such maxims as these, however… 00:08:01
4.   But the very same circumstances… 00:04:45
5.   Chapter 7: Of Colonies 00:07:40
6.   England, it must be observed… 00:05:25
7.   To found a great empire… 00:08:11
8.   In order to render any province advantageous 00:07:19
9.   Chapter 9: Of the Agricultural Systems… 00:06:25
10.   The sovereigns of China… 00:06:28
11.   The greatest and most important branch… 00:05:05

Total Playing Time: 07:02:59






Author(s):
Smith, Adam

Reader(s):
Barrett, Sean

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA686412

Barcode: 9789626348642

Physical Release: 04/2008

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