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"Wealth of Nations"
An analysis of Adam Smith's economic work, "Wealth of Nations".
# 48899 | 802 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2004 in English (Analysis) , Economics (General)

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This paper discusses how Smith defines wealth in his book, "Wealth of Nations." It explains how he points out that the wealth of a nation is not necessarily a fund of necessaries and conveniences. Much of a nation's wealth consists of things that have been accumulated privately by individuals or families.

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"According to Smith, the institutions most suitable to commercial interdependence would provide for the governing authority to pursue a laissez faire policy for the economy. Smith said that people, by using their skills and assets for the production of the things potential buyers wanted, sought to increase their individual wealth. Under laissez faire systems, individuals, acting in their own self-interest, have a tendency to dedicate themselves to whichever economic activities that give them the greatest reward in terms of income. Smith believed that by working in their own self-interest people would also be maximizing the economic well-being of the nation."

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