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Adam Smith : wealth of nations / Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences.
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2004.
Description1 streaming video file (19 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Wealth of nations
Series Words of Change
Wor(l)ds of change. ^A682734
Contents Adam Smith: Defining Labor (1:03) -- Adam Smith: Early Life and Education (1:33) -- Mercantilism vs. Physiocracy (2:03) -- Basis for "The Wealth of Nations" (2:37) -- Two Basic Philosophies of Adam Smith (1:59) -- Adam Smith's Labor Theory of Value (1:44) -- Adam Smith's Birth of Free Trade (3:55) -- Smith's Legacy: Father of Economic Liberalism (1:50) -- ASmith Birthplace (0:10)
Abstract In 1776, Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations, a treatise that would forever change our understanding of how work, value, and money are interrelated. This program details Smith's life and traces the impact of his work as Europe began the arduous transition from mercantilism to the laissez-faire philosophy of the Physiocrats. After Smith, labor was seen as the source of a country's wealth, not its stores of gold or silver. Ironically, The Wealth of Nations would both inspire Karl Marx's socialist ideas and facilitate the rise of liberalism, upon which the capitalist economies of subsequent centuries would be built. Quotes from The Wealth of Nations are woven into the narrative, including the famous passage describing how an "invisible hand" guides individuals towards the common good.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginal produced: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004 9781421349800
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number33440s Films Media Group
Publisher number33446 Films Media Group

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