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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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

Release Date: 04/2008

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