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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
by Roberts, Russ

ISBN: 9780241003190
PUBLISHER: Portfolio Penguin
FORMAT: Hardback
PAGES: 272
PUBLICATION DATE: 30.10.2014
DIMENSIONS: 20 x 13 x 2 centimetres 12.6 ounces

DESCRIPTION:
A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune. "A great book. Makes you feel better about life, humanity, and yourself". (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan). Adam Smith became the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. But few people know that when it came to our behaviour - the way we perceive ourselves, the way we treat others, and the decisions we make in pursuit of happiness - the Scottish philosopher had just as much to say. He developed his ideas in an epic, sprawling work titled The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Most economists have never read it, and for most of his life, Russ Roberts was no exception. But when he finally picked up the book by the founder of his field, he realized he'd stumbled upon what might be the greatest self-help book that almost no one has read. In How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, Roberts examines Smith's forgotten masterpiece, and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom. Smith's insights into human nature are just as relevant today as they were three hundred years ago. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune or the respect of our friends and family? How can we make the world a better place? Smith's unexpected answers, framed within the context of current events, literature, hist

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