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Author McLean, Iain.

Title Adam Smith, radical and egalitarian : an interpretation for the 21st century / Iain McLean ; foreword by Gordon Brown.

Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents COVER; Contents; Foreword by Rt Hon. Gordon Brown; A Note on Citations; Preface: A Scotsman Looks at the World; 1 The Life of an Absent-minded Professor; 2 A Weak State and a Weak Church; 3 A Non-religious Grounding of Morals: Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment; 4 Merriment and Diversion: Smith on Public Finance and Public Choice; 5 The Invisible Hand and the Helping Hand; 6 The French and American Smiths; 7 Adam Smith Today; Appendix; Notes on Further Reading; References; Index.
Summary Aims to show that Adam Smith (1723-90), the author of "The Wealth of Nations", was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is frequently depicted. Smith's "right-wing" reputation was sealed after his death when it was not safe to claim that an author may have influenced the French revolutionaries.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 -- Influence.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Wealth of nations.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790. Theory of moral sentiments.
Economics -- Philosophy.
Enlightenment -- Scotland.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0748627057