Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations is the founding text of economics, but it’s a long and hefty tome. Here, P.J. O’Rourke sets out to explain it with useful chapter headings like, “Why is The Wealth of Nations so Damn Long?” He also has a chapter on The Theory of Moral Sentiments (essential reading alongside The Wealth of Nations, as Karl Rove told us, because it explains human striving).
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