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The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
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The Wealth of Nations
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Adam Smith’s foundational text of classical economics.

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Editor’s Introduction
Introduction and Plan of the Work
The Wealth of Nations
Book I
I: Of the Division of Labour
II: Of the Principle Which Gives Occasion to the Division of Labour
III: That the Division of Labour Is Limited by the Extent of the Market
IV: Of the Origin and Use of Money
V: Of the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities, or of Their Price in Labour, and Their Price in Money
VI: Of the Component Parts of the Price of Commodities
VII: Of the Natural and Market Price of Commodities
VIII: Of the Wages of Labour
IX: Of the Profits of Stock
X: Of Wages and Profit in the Different Employments of Labour and Stock
I: Inequalities Arising from the Nature of the Employments Themselves
II: Inequalities Occasioned by the Policy of Europe
XI: Of the Rent of Land
I: Of the Produce of Land Which Always Affords Rent
II: Of the Produce of Land Which Sometimes Does, and Sometimes Does Not, Afford Rent
III: Of the Variations in the Proportion Between the Respective Values of That Sort of Produce Which Always Affords Rent, and of That Which Sometimes Does and Sometimes Does Not Afford Rent
Digression Concerning the Variations in the Value of Silver During the Course of the Four Last Centuries
First Period
Second Period
Third Period
Variations in the Proportion Between the Respective Values of Gold and Silver
Grounds of the Suspicion That the Value of Silver Still Continues to Decrease
Different Effects of the Progress of Improvement Upon Three Different Sorts of Rude Produce
First Sort
Second Sort
Third Sort
Conclusion of the Digression Concerning the Variations in the Value of Silver
Effects of the Progress of Improvement Upon the Real Price of Manufactures
Conclusion of the Chapter
Book II
Introduction
I: Of the Division of Stock
II: Of Money Considered as a Particular Branch of the General Stock of the Society, or of the Expense of Maintaining the National Capital
III: Of the Accumulation of Capital, or of Productive and Unproductive Labour
IV: Of Stock Lent at Interest
V: Of the Different Employment of Capitals
Book III
I: Of the Natural Progress of Opulence
II: Of the Discouragement of Agriculture in the Ancient State of Europe After the Fall of the Roman Empire
III: Of the Rise and Progress of Cities and Towns, After the Fall of the Roman Empire
IV: How the Commerce of the Towns Contributed to the Improvement of the Country
Book IV
Introduction
I: Of the Principle of the Commercial or Mercantile System
II: Of Restraints Upon the Importation from Foreign Countries of Such Goods as Can Be Produced at Home
III: Of the Extraordinary Restraints Upon the Importation of Goods of Almost All Kinds, from Those Countries with Which the Balance Is Supposed to Be Disadvantageous
I: Of the Unreasonableness of Those Restraints Even Upon the Principles of the Commercial System
Digression Concerning Banks of Deposit, Particularly Concerning That of Amsterdam
II: Of the Unreasonableness of Those Extraordinary Restraints Upon Other Principles
IV: Of Drawbacks
V: Of Bounties
Digression Concerning the Corn Trade and Corn Laws
VI: Of Treaties of Commerce
VII: Of Colonies
I: Of the Motives for Establishing New Colonies
II: Causes of the Prosperity of New Colonies
III: Of the Advantages Which Europe Has Derived from the Discovery of America, and from That of a Passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope
VIII: Conclusion of the Mercantile System
IX: Of the Agricultural Systems, or of Those Systems of Political Œconomy, Which Represent the Produce of Land as Either the Sole or the Principal Source of the Revenue and Wealth of Every Country
Book V
I: Of the Expenses of the Sovereign or Commonwealth
I: Of the Expense of Defence
II: Of the Expense of Justice
III: Of the Expense of Public Works and Public Institutions
Article I: Of the Public Works and Institutions for Facilitating the Commerce of the Society
And, First, of Those Which Are Necessary for Facilitating Commerce in General
Of the Public Works and Institutions Which Are Necessary for Facilitating Particular Branches of Commerce
Article II: Of the Expense of the Institutions for the Education of Youth
Article III: Of the Expense of the Institutions for the Instruction of People of All Ages
IV: Of the Expense of Supporting the Dignity of the Sovereign
Conclusion
II: Of the Sources of the General or Public Revenue of the Society
I: Of the Funds or Sources of Revenue Which May Peculiarly Belong to the Sovereign or Commonwealth
II: Of Taxes
Article I
Taxes Upon Rent; Taxes Upon the Rent of Land
Taxes Which Are Proportioned, Not to the Rent, but to the Produce of Land
Taxes Upon the Rent of Houses
Article II
Taxes Upon Profit, or Upon the Revenue Arising from Stock
Taxes Upon the Profit of Particular Employments
Appendix to Articles I and II
Article III: Taxes Upon the Wages of Labour
Article IV: Taxes Which, It Is Intended, Should Fall Indifferently Upon Every Different Species of Revenue
Capitation Taxes
Taxes Upon Consumable Commodities
III: Of Public Debts
Appendix
Endnotes
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