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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
Author: Russ Roberts

ISBN: 9780241003190
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 2 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.8 x 2.5
Description:
A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame and fortune.

Adam Smith is the patron saint of capitalism for 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's 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. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune, or respect? How can we make the world a better place? Smith's unexpected...

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