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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

GOVT 86.25 Adam Smith and Political Economy

The eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher Adam Smith was one of the founders of "political economy," the study of the interrelationship between society, government, and the economy. This course focuses on Smith's major ideas through his two important works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations. The course will deal with such topics as the origins and consequences of economic growth, and the role of government in a commercial society.



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Dist:SOC; WCult:W

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