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On the wealth of nations

P. J. O"Rourke

On the wealth of nations

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Published by Douglas & McIntyre in Vancouver .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smith, Adam, -- 1723-1790.,
  • Economics -- Humor.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-238) and index.

    StatementP.J. O"Rourke.
    GenreHumor.
    ContributionsSmith, Adam, 1723-1790.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 242 p. ;
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19616006M
    ISBN 109781553652649


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