Saving Adam Smith: A Tale of Wealth, Transformation, and Virtue Jonathan B. Wight

ISBN: 9781417633234

Published: October 1st 2001

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Saving Adam Smith: A Tale of Wealth, Transformation, and Virtue  by  Jonathan B. Wight

Saving Adam Smith: A Tale of Wealth, Transformation, and Virtue by Jonathan B. Wight
October 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 0 pages | ISBN: 9781417633234 | 7.55 Mb

-- A rip-roaring novel that illuminates Adam Smiths forgotten message: without moral conscience, markets cannot work.-- The lost Adam Smith: his profoundly relevant ideas on moral restraint, emotional bonds, feelings, justice, and benevolence.--More-- A rip-roaring novel that illuminates Adam Smiths forgotten message: without moral conscience, markets cannot work.-- The lost Adam Smith: his profoundly relevant ideas on moral restraint, emotional bonds, feelings, justice, and benevolence.-- Adam Smith for the 21st century global economy!Adam Smith...

Youve heard of him. The Father of Modern Capitalism. The Father of Modern Economics. English guy from the 18th Century. Coined the phrase, Invisible Hand. Well, hes really disappointed in us. Tortured, in fact -- so tortured, hes come back to Earth, channeled through the body of an immigrant mechanic in Virginia. It seems Smith is tormented by our misreading of his The Wealth of Nations, and how we use it to rationalize so many vile acts.

And hes pained by how weve forgotten his equally profound work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which focuses on the moral conscience that must exist if free markets are to serve humanity. In this splendid novel, Jonathan Wight brings Adam Smith back to life, introducing the moral foundations that are even more important in todays global economy than they were when Smith first wrote.

With its vivid characters -- and a compelling plot ripped from todays headlines -- Saving Adam Smith is an unforgettable business novel that grabs your attention and wont let go until its powerful conclusion. Its also an unforgettable way to connect with Adam Smiths most profound insight: Markets demand powerful moral and ethical values on the part of their participants- selfishness is simply not enough, and never will be. Along the way, Wight illuminates Smiths rarely-heard views on the moral conscience of economic man: the importance ofself-interest bounded by internal moral restraints- emotional bonds that extend beyond utility- the role of feelings as primary guides to moral judgment- and the rewards that can only be found in justice and benevolence.

For every citizen concerned with economics, morality, or what it takes to build a good society.



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