Wealth of Nations

  • by Adam Smith
  • Narrated by Michael Edwards
  • 35 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This classic statement of economic liberalism or the policy of laissez-faire was first published in 1776. It is an engrossing analysis of the economic facts of life. Several fundamental principles, many of which are now referred to as axioms, were introduced in this work, the division of labor, supply-and-demand, and free market capitalism being among the most obvious. Smith's political economy is primarily individualistic; self-interest is the incentive for economic action. However, he shows that universal pursuit of self-interest contributes to the public interest.


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Shocking Sound Quality

Massively disappointed with the sound quality of this recording, to the point where this is impossible to listen to.
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- David

Really poor sound quality

This is really hard work to listen to, but not because of the content. The sound quality on this was so poor, I had to give up after the first chapter. It sounds like it was recorded on a dictaphone in the mid-80s and the oxide on the tape has started to go.
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- Stuart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.