How Adam Smith Can Change your Life

How Adam Smith Can Change your Life

An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness

Book - 2014
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"How the insights of an 18th century economist can help us live better in the 21st century. Adam Smith became famous for The wealth of nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior -- the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Now, economist Russ Roberts shows why Smith's neglected work might be the greatest self-help book you've never read. Roberts explores Smith's unique and fascinating approach to fundamental questions such as: What is the deepest source of human satisfaction? Why do we sometimes swing between selfishness and altruism? What's the connection between morality and happiness? Drawing on current events, literature, history, and pop culture, Roberts offers an accessible and thought-provoking view of human behavior through the lenses of behavioral economics and philosophy"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Portfolio/Penguin,, 2014
ISBN: 9781591846840
Branch Call Number: 170 ROB
Characteristics: 261 pages ; 22 cm

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Dec 26, 2014

An interesting view on what makes us "loved" and "lovely". Russ Roberts uses Adam Smith's book "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" to examine how we can be better people and how we can make the world a better place. It also delves into why a lot of people fall for the cult of celebrity.

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Dec 26, 2014

"Love locally, trade globally"

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