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By Peter J. Dougherty

"Peter Dougherty does the near-impossible during this really good booklet . . . [he] makes economics enticing and accessible."
--Professor Larry J. Sabato, collage of Virginia

In this lively and well timed publication, Peter Dougherty exhibits how economists are drawing on Adam Smith's civic writings to light up how the industry creates not just financial capital, yet "social capital." Dougherty demonstrates how Smith's rules are at present experiencing a renaissance. He then explores numerous extraordinary tasks to illustrate what cutting-edge theoretical and practising economists are reaching within the spirit of Adam Smith's ethical sentiments: the institutional reform of transitional and constructing economies; the financing of recent technological, clinical, and academic tasks; and the commercial revival of towns. Capitalism pervades each element of our way of life. Peter Dougherty now deals a desirable peek at its hidden soul.

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