Adam Smith

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Ökonom und Moralphilosoph (genaues Geburtsdatum unbekannt, getauft am 5. Juni 1723 in Kirkcaldy (Schottland), gestorben 17. Juli 1790). Er gilt als Begründer der klassischen Nationalökonomie (Volkswirtschaftslehre). Adam Smith prägte den Begriff von der unsichtbaren Hand: Das eigennützige Streben der wirtschaftenden Menschen trage zum Wohl der gesamten Gesellschaft bei. Ein Streitpunkt ist, ob Smith den ohnehin vorherrschenden Egoismus in seine ökonomische Theorie aufgenommen hat, oder ob er für diesen eine moralische Rechtfertigung bietet.

"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things." aus: http://www.adamsmith.org.uk/smith/quotes.htm


" The real price of every thing, what every thing really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. What every thing is really worth to the man who has acquired it, and who wants to dispose of it or exchange it for something else, is the toil and trouble which it can save to himself, and which it can impose upon other people. What is bought with money or with goods is purchased by labour, as much as what we acquire by the toil of our own body. That money or those goods indeed save us this toil. They contain the value of a certain quantitiy of labour which we exchange for what is supposed at the time to contain the value of an equal quantity. " Adam Smith: a.a.O., Chap. V, p 36


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