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Table of Contents

Introduction and Plan of the Work


Book One

Of the Causes of Improvement in the productive Powers of Labour, and of the Order according to which its Produce is naturally distributed among the different Ranks of the People

Of the Division of Labour
Of the Principle which gives Occasion to the Division of Labour
That the Division of Labour is limited by the Extent of the Market
Of the Origin and Use of Money
Of the real and nominal Price of Commodities, or of their Price in Labour, and their Price in Money
Of the component Parts of the Price of Commodities
Of the natural and market Price of Commodities
Of the Wages of Labour
Of the Profits of Stock
Of Wages and Profit in the different Employments of Labour and Stock
Of the Rent of Land


Book Two

Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock

Of the Division of Stock
Of Money considered as a particular Branch of the general Stock of the Society, or of the Experience of maintaining the National Capital
Of the Accumulation of Capital, or of productive and unproductive Labour
Of Stock lent at Interest
Of the different Employment of Capitals


Book Three

Of the different Progress of Opulence in different Nations

Of the Natural Progress of Opulence
Of the Discouragement of Agriculture in the ancient State of Europe after the Fall of the Roman Empire
Of the Rise and Progress of Cities and Towns, after the Fall of the Roman Empirer
How the Commerce of the Towns contributed to the Improvement of the Country


Book Four

Of Systems of political Economy

Of the Principle of the commercial, or mercantile System
Of Restraints upon the Importation from foreign Countries of such Goods as can be produced at Home
Of the extraordinary Restraints upon the Importation of Goods of almost all Kinds, from those Countries with which the Balance is supposed to be disadvantageous
Of Drawbacks
Of Bounties
Of Treaties of Commerce
Of Colonies
Conclusion of the Mercantile System
Of the Agricultural Systems, or of those Systems of Political OEconomy, which represent the Produce of Land, as either the sole or the principal Source of the Revenue and Wealth of every Country


Book Five

Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth

Of the Expences of the Sovereign or Commonwealth
Of the Sources of the general or public Revenue of the Society
Of public Debts

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