Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?

Book Name : Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?_x000D_
How the Market Got Its Soul

By by Peter J. Dougherty

Sub Title : How the Market Got Its Soul

Written by : by Peter J. Dougherty

Subject Category : Economics

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"Peter Dougherty does the near-impossible in this brilliant book . . . [he] makes economics engaging and accessible." --Professor Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia In this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows how economists are drawing on Adam Smith's civic writings to illuminate how the market creates not only fiscal capital, but "social capital." Dougherty demonstrates how Smith's ideas are currently experiencing a renaissance. He then explores several impressive initiatives to demonstrate what today's theoretical and practicing economists are accomplishing in the spirit of Adam Smith's moral sentiments: the institutional reform of transitional and developing economies; the financing of new technological, medical, and educational initiatives; and the economic revival of cities. Capitalism pervades every aspect of our daily life. Peter Dougherty now offers a fascinating peek at its hidden soul. Wiley; April 2003 ISBN 9780471471776 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Who's Afraid of Adam Smith? Author: Peter J. Dougherty Imprint: Wiley Subject categories Economics > Capital. Capitalism Business > Finance Political Science > Globalization Business > International Social Sciences Business > Economics > Theory ISBNs 0471471771 9780471184775 9780471471776 About The Author PETER J. DOUGHERTY is Publisher and Senior Economics Editor of Princeton University Press. His occasional writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Journal of Economic Literature, Economics and Portfolio Strategy, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the American Sociologist.

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Economics - Capital. Capitalism Business - Finance Political Science - Globalization Business - International Social Sciences Business - Economics - Theory

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0471471771 - 9780471184775 - 9780471471776

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PETER J. DOUGHERTY is Publisher and Senior Economics Editor of Princeton University Press. His occasional writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Journal of Economic Literature, Economics and Portfolio Strategy, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the American Sociologist.

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