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Who's Afraid of Adam Smith? : How the Market Got Its Soul, Paperback / softback Book

Who's Afraid of Adam Smith? : How the Market Got Its Soul Paperback / softback


"Peter Dougherty does the near--impossible in this brilliant book ...[he] makes economics engaging and accessible." ----Professor Larry J.

Sabato, University of Virginia In this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows how economists are drawing on Adam Smitha s civic writings to illuminate how the market creates not only fiscal capital, but "social capital." Dougherty demonstrates how Smitha s ideas are currently experiencing a renaissance.

He then explores several impressive initiatives to demonstrate what todaya s theoretical and practicing economists are accomplishing in the spirit of Adam Smitha s moral sentiments: the institutional reform of transitional and developing economies; the financing of new technological, medical, and educational initiatives; and the economic revival of cities.

Capitalism pervades every aspect of our daily life. Peter Dougherty now offers a fascinating peek at its hidden soul.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Economics
  • ISBN: 9780471720904



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