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What Adam Smith Knew - by James R Otteson (Paperback)

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  • What exactly is capitalism, and why do its advocates support it?
  • About the Author: James R. Otteson is the executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and teaching professor of political economy at Wake Forest University.
  • 290 Pages
  • Political Science, Political Economy

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What exactly is capitalism, and why do its advocates support it? What are the main objections to capitalism that have been raised by its critics? Are there moral reasons to support capitalism, or to oppose it? In this time of globalization and economic turbulence, these questions could not be more timely or more important.

This book provides some answers through seminal readings on the nature, purpose, and effects of capitalism as understood by its most influential expositors, both historical and contemporary. In addition to Adam Smith himself, the selections gathered here include essays and excerpts by thinkers ranging from Locke and Rousseau to Hayek and Cass Sunstein. All are chosen and arranged to highlight the ways that capitalism bears on a set of fundamental human concerns: liberty, equality, social order, virtue and motivation.

If you want to develop an informed judgment about whether markets and morality mix, this anthology is a good place to begin.



About the Author



James R. Otteson is the executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and teaching professor of political economy at Wake Forest University. He received his B.A. from Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His published works include Adam Smith's Marketplace of Life (Cambridge, 2002) and Actual Ethics (Cambridge, 2006), the latter of which won the 2007 Templeton Enterprise Award. His most recent book is Adam Smith (Bloomsbury, 2013). His next book, The End of Socialism, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.84 Inches (H) x 5.04 Inches (W) x .78 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Economy
Publisher: Encounter Books
Format: Paperback
Author: James R Otteson
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2014
TCIN: 16163942
UPC: 9781594037603
Item Number (DPCI): 247-26-0247
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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