A brief overview of the "Wealth of Nations", its structures and main themes. It relates the work to its historical and social context and indicates key ideas and concepts. It considers Smith's recommendations for political and economic policy.
Martin Cohen is a writer, reviewer and editor specialising in popular books in philosophy, social science and politics. Recent projects include How to Live (2014) and Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (2015). He has written about the politics of the climate change debate and has been invited by the Chinese government to discuss ecological rights and indigenous communities.