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In Our Time

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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IOT: The Wealth of Nations 19 Feb 15

February 19th, 2015

Episode 435 of 522 episodes

Adam Smith was one of Scotland's greatest thinkers, a moral philosopher and pioneer of economic theory whose 1776 masterpiece The Wealth of Nations has come to define classical economics. With Richard Whatmore, Professor of Modern History and Director of the Institute of Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews; Donald Winch, Emeritus Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex; and Helen Paul, Lecturer in Economics and Economic History at the University of Southampton.

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