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    • Adam Smith

    • Father of Economics
    • By: Jesse Norman
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dazzlingly original account of the life and thought of Adam Smith, the greatest economist of all time. In Adam Smith, political philosopher Jesse Norman dispels the myths and caricatures, and provides a far more complex portrait of the man. Offering a highly engaging account of Smith's life and times, Norman explores his work as a whole and traces his influence over two centuries to the present day. Finally, he shows how a proper understanding of Smith can help us address the problems of modern capitalism.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful into the mind of Economic Man

    • By S. Tyson on 11-10-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Edmund Burke

    • The First Conservative
    • By: Jesse Norman
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional tradition, and a lifelong campaigner against arbitrary power. Revered by great Americans including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Burke has been almost forgotten in recent years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More about what Burke thought than about his life

    • By Luke G. Shook on 03-13-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Adam Smith

    • What He Thought, and Why It Matters
    • By: Jesse Norman
    • Narrated by: Jesse Norman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of 'market fundamentalism' and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? This exceptional book, by a writer who combines to an unusual degree intellectual training and practical political experience, dispels the myths and caricatures and gives us Smith in the round.

    Regular price: $26.17