100 Best Scottish Books, Adam Smith

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Adam Smith - The Wealth of Nations (1776)

1 Jan 2005

100 Best Scottish Books of all Time

Margaret Thatcher, it is said, used to carry a copy of The Wealth of Nations in her handbag. It's an apocryphal story but highlights the fact that the deregulation of the 1980s was often undertaken in Adam Smith's name. Yet reading it today, 229 years…