Books By: Clark, Henry C.

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Commerce Culture and Liberty

Commerce, Culture, and Liberty : Readings on Capitalism Before Adam Smith Edited by Henry C. Clark

Economics Political Thought

This collection of thirty-seven readings (from thirty-three writers) brings together some of the most significant pre–Adam Smith writings on the political and cultural dimensions of capitalism. To modern readers, these seventeenth- and eighteenth-century discussions of commerce and economic life in general are surprising because they are so closely integrated with current moral and cultural issues. Part of the value of this book is in reminding us that many of our own concerns are not without precedent and earlier reflection.