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The Rule of the Rich?: Adam Smith's Argument Against Political Power (Hardback)
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The Rule of the Rich?: Adam Smith's Argument Against Political Power (Hardback)

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Hardback 152 Pages / Published: 19/11/1998
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The Rule of the Rich provides a historical account of Adam Smith's case for free enterprise. By locating Smith's work within the context of eighteenth-century aristocratic society, this book shows that his defense of the free market system issued not from any devotion to individual liberty, but from his aristocratic conviction that the passion for private gain undermines the integrity of political authority.

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN: 9780271017747
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


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"A fine book persuasively arguing that Smith is not about redistributing political authority but about the insignificance of political power in a market economy relentlessly driven by people seeking to better their condition. Gallagher gives us a lively, iconoclastic trip through eighteenth-century ideas and history."

--Isaac Kramnick, Cornell University


"I recommend [this book] as a pleasant and well-informed introduction to early eighteenth-century politics and related scholarship. It will be particularly useful for today's students in political studies who are so often underexposed to the historical dimension of the analysis of modern political ideas and practices."

--Douglas Long, Canadian Journal of Political Science

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