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Who's read The Wealth of Nations?

Discussion in 'Business, Investment and Economics' started by Samtheman, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Samtheman

    Samtheman

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    Ok so Adam Smiths wealth of nations appears to be the foundational book of economics/capitalism and im pretty sure i wont fully appreciate economics/capitalism till i read it (or listen to it) so im a few hours into section 1 of 5 of the audio book on youtube, Has anyone else read it? Based on the audio im assuming the full book might be 2000 + pages?
     
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    Ok i have learnt more in 6 hours than from reading 2 textbooks on economics/finance. If someone wants to download it all 5 books are ~40 hours i download them with this and listen at 1.8 speed.

    http://en.savefrom.net/
     
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    Keep in mind that it was written in 1776, and it's the foundation for liberal economic ideas. Then on the other side you will find Keynes. And then, updated economic theories. World has changed a lot, bit IMO Smith was pretty spot on.
     
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    Yeh finished it yesterday so my mind is now free of economic propaganda on TV and i can see the world the way certain people in business/finance/economics/politics ( i mean soul less people like Murdoch and other rock spider looking billionaires) see it, i realise they see uneducated people in finance as consumers with money in their pocket ready to throw at them. Will listen to Keynes/Friedman too (or read them if not available for audio book). Free market capitalism comes from the bible btw Smith was a christian creationist hence his inspiration for economics.

    Would recommend this book too

    http://www.amazon.com/Godonomics-Co...TF8&qid=1396028980&sr=8-1&keywords=godonomics
     
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