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am 29. Januar 1999
It has all the original writings of Adam Smith but Book 5. I was looking for a good book to replace my falling apart paperback but was disappointed to find out it was missing Book 5, the one that gives Smith's conclusions. If you are an economic student, I would search for the unabrigded copy.
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am 20. März 2000
The Wealth of Nations ranks among the best of the unread classics. As a double major in Business and International Relations, I naturally never read this book until after I graduated. Similar to Clauswitz's "On War" for the military strategist, or Plato's "Republic" for the philosopher, this is a must read for anyone who lives in a free-market economy.
Adam Smith goes through a completely exhausting and methodical explanation about the nature of money. The multitude of examples and depth of discussion could stop a Mack truck, but the lessons are critical. It teaches you about the true nature of money; where it comes from, what it means. That, in turn, as you reflect on your own life, will illustrate much about how you prioritize your own life.
Along with Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged," this book will indisputably change your perception of the nature of money and a how person chooses to earn their living.
The only drawback to the book is that it is brutally boring--but get a large cup of Java, sit back, and dig in. Nobody said it was going to be easy. THIS IS A MUST READ.