The Wealth Of Nations

Thomas Jefferson

The Wealth Of Nations

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Thomas Jefferson


Thomas Jefferson received a copy of The Wealth of Nations between 1784 and 1789. He learned many ideas from reading this book. Some of his borrowed ideas were that all people should not live under tyranny. Another one of Jefferson's borrowed ideas was to reject government-regulated mercantilism and work into free markets and self-interested merchants. Many ideas on mercantilism were borrowed too. Also it is a possibility that the Declaration of Independence could have come this. Jefferson once noted, ‘In political economy, I think Smith’s ‘Wealth of Nations’ the best book extant’.

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