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  • Published: 7 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141963358
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

The Invisible Hand



Adam Smith's landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an 'invisible hand'.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
%%%Adam Smith's landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an 'invisible hand'.
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

  • Published: 7 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141963358
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the author

Adam Smith

Adam Smith is Head of Boxing at Sky Sports and has been one of the main commentators, presenters and reporters of their coverage for nearly twenty years. He lives in London with his wife and three young children.

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