Amavilah, Voxi Heinrich (2010): References to Africa in Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and Some Key Propositions Surrounding Them.
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Adam Smith sought to illustrate some of his propositions in The Wealth of Nations (WON) with examples from Africa. However, the examples were few, and many were neither profound nor instructive from a principles viewpoint. I find that Africa figures very little in the WON, and nearly every time it appears cursory. With 20/20 hindsight, one may conclude that opinions about Africa have remained invariant with respect to time. Final value-judgment about whether that is a good or bad thing rests with the reader.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||References to Africa in Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations and Some Key Propositions Surrounding Them|
|Keywords:||Africa in Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B3 - History of Economic Thought: Individuals > B31 - Individuals
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O55 - Africa
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F10 - General
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics ; Industrial Structure ; Growth ; Fluctuations > N17 - Africa ; Oceania
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A11 - Role of Economics ; Role of Economists ; Market for Economists
|Depositing User:||Voxi Heinrich Amavilah|
|Date Deposited:||28. May 2010 06:20|
|Last Modified:||07. Jan 2014 19:29|
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