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Paraphrase from "An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations" (1776), Vol.1, Ch. II, "Of the Principle which gives Occasion to the Division of Labour", p. 14
Adam Smith
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), Vol. 1, Ch. 2, "Of the Principle which gives Occasion to the division of Labour", p. 15
Adam Smith
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Ch. 10, "Of Wages and Profit in the different Employments of Labour and Stock"


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Born: June 16, 1723

Died: July 17, 1790 (aged 67)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Economist

Bio: Adam Smith was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Principles Which Lead and Direct Philosophical Enquiries, Illustrated by the History of Astronomy, prior to 1758, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, 1759, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776.

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