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Creating a caring economics, by riane eisler, san francisco, ca. The real wealth of nations gives us a template for the better world that we have been so urgently seeking. The wealth of nations, is the magnum opus of the scottish economist and moral philosopher adam smith. What everything is really worth to the man who has acquired it, and who wants to dispose of it or exchange it for something else, is the toil and trouble which it can save to himself, and which it can impose. The real wealth of nations details a new strategy for an economic system that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work. It is definitely worth reading, even if it is a bit hard to understand due to dated language and overly complex sentence structure, it is not mathbased like much modern economics. Complexity and the wealth of nations harvard magazine. A truism about the benefits of international trade holds that countries that specialize in producing goods that they are best at manufacturing will enjoy the greatest prosperity. The real wealth of nations center for partnership studies. The wealth of nations by adam smith free at loyal books.
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