Saving Adam Smith

Series
Financial Times
Author
Jonathan B. Wight  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
October 2001
ISBN13
9780130659040
ISBN
0130659045
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Description

Every once in a while a great business novel is published. This is one of those novels. Follow an up-and-coming graduate student on a picturesque adventure involving terroristics and love, and learn, or better yet, re-learn, correctly this time, a little economics.

Table of Contents



Preface.


Disclaimer.

WEALTH.

Adam Rising.
Higher and Deeper.
A Dangerous Business.
Will the Real Adam Smith Please Stand Up?
Contraband.
Self Interest Is Not Selfishness.
On the Road with Adam Smith.
Creating Wealth.
The Poor Man's Son.
The Lady Sings.
Wealth and Happiness.

TRANSFORMATION.

The Search for Profit.
Feelings Are Real.
Letter to Julia.
Another Gypsy Tale.
A Full House.
Justice.
Children of the Enlightenment.

VIRTUE.

The Spectator Within.
A Paradox.
A New Paradigm?
Once Again the Invisible Hand
Appeals to Higher Authority.
Saying Goodbye.
WorldChemm.
Postscript.

APPENDICES.

Timeline of Adam Smith's Life.
Source Notes.
PART I: Wealth.
PART II: Transformation.
PART III: Virtue.
Appendices.
A Guide to the Literature.
Adam Smith's Collected Works.
Biographies of Adam Smith.
Selected Scholarship on Adam Smith.
Economics As a “Social,” “Philosophical,” or “Moral” Science.
The New Paradigm Transformation in Business.
The Enlightenment.
A Guide for Instructors.
Acknowledgments.
About the Author.

Back Cover

Adam Smith ... Father of Modern Economics ... Died in 1790 ... but 200 years later, his spirit is tortured by the caricatures we remember in his name. In Saving Adam Smith, he is tortured enough to return to Earth ... and so begins a journey of discovery that cuts across two centuries, as doctoral student Richard Burns puts his life on the line to rediscover Smith's most profound insight: Selfishness is not enough.

Author

JONATHAN B. WIGHT is Associate Professor of Economics and International Studies in the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, where he has won Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Service Awards.

Born in Washington, D.C., he spent his youth in Africa and Latin America. He earned a B.A. from Duke University and a Ph.D. in economics at Vanderbilt University, where he was a Danforth Fellow. His paper, "A Little Adam Smith is a Dangerous Thing," received the 2001 Paxton Award for Outstanding Paper presented by the International Association of Torch Clubs. Other articles on Smith include, "Will the Real Adam Smith Please Stand Up? Teaching Social Economics in the Principles Course," and "The Rise of Adam Smith: Articles and Citations, 1970-97." In other research he co-authored a book on health care financing and numerous articles on international economic development.

Editorial Advisor: Russell Roberts, author of The Choice and The Invisible Heart