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History
Course
HIST-UA 105
Professor
ertman
Semester
Spring

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Adam Smith Wealth of NationsOne idea that is prevalent throughout Adam Smiths Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the notion of the invisible hand that makes the selfish desires of individuals into a greater force that benefits society as a whole Smith claims that it is in vain for man to expect constant help from his brethren and that it is not from the benevolence of the butcher the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner but from their regard to their own interest Smith 22 To Adam Smith the concept of self interests does not have as negative a connotation as it does today Smith deems the idea as being perfectly natural and necessary for our societies Smith believes that we cant depend on the conscience and benevolence of people such as the producers of society to do things for us but instead we should expect them to do things for themselves and through the force of the inv
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