The Wealth of Nations, Book 1


Read by Stephen Escalera

(4.4 stars; 112 reviews)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and is widely considered to be the first modern work in the field of economics. (Summary from Wikipedia) (9 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Introduction and Plan of Work 6:46 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 1 Of the Division of Labour 19:51 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 2 Of the Principle That Gives Occasion of Division of Labour 8:59 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 3 That the Division of Labour is Limited by the Extent of the Market 10:21 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 4 Of the Origin and Use of Money 14:54 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch 5, Of the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities...part 1 19:07 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 5 Of the Real and Nominal Price of Commodities...part 2 18:51 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 6 Of The Component Part Of The Price Of Commodities 15:25 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 7 Of The Natural And Market Price Of Commodities 19:06 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 8 Of the Wages of Labour, part 1 28:09 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 8 Of the Wages of Labour, part 2 20:30 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 9 Of the Profits of Stock 23:22 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different....part 1 22:37 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 2 21:58 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 3 17:00 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 4 20:08 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 10 Of the Wages and Profit in the Different...part 5 19:18 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch 11 Of the Rent of Land, part 1 40:00 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 2 34:31 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 3 36:40 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 4 41:35 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 5 14:01 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch.11 Of the Rent of Land, part 6 27:51 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 11 Of the Rent of Land, part 7 22:41 Read by Stephen Escalera
Ch. 11 Of the Rent of Land, part 8 33:44 Read by Stephen Escalera

Reviews

The Wealth of Nations Read by Stephen Escalera

(5 stars)

I would urge anyone with an interest in the Economy to listen to "The Wealth of Nations" as read by Mr. Escalera. DJ

Impressive work by Smith excellent performance by Escalera. Tha

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A great book

(5 stars)

An excellent read of a fascinating book. Kudos to the reader for keeping five volumes of economic theory interesting. Topical, given the dependence politicians of the Right seem to place on the text.

I recommend this reading

(5 stars)

The reader had good pacing, pronunciation, and tone. Smith is very thorough, which is good for interested listeners and bad for somewhat interested listeners.

good reading

(5 stars)

Adam Smith has many really insightful observations about the forces of economics, of course, and some good illustrative examples. in some ways this serves as a nice little introduction to the principles of classical economics. Additionally, some of the details about the world economy are quite interesting from a historical perspective. That said, the details of exactly how many shillings and pence was worth how much silver and traded for how much grain did occasionally get tedious.

Well researched and relevant book for anyone interested in economics

(5 stars)

I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in studying economics or any other field of study. The book is logical, easy to follow, and really describes how the whole economy works and how trade works. Give it a read!

Historically, Factually, Financially Awesome

(5 stars)

I love how Adam Smith dives into history and uses critical Analytics in order to decipher the real meaning behind wealth, wealth distribution and the value of many things that have never changed in their principal worth.

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A great book but there is a problem with the files...they get cut off midway whether you listen or download. Maybe reloading the original files will help.