Conviction Book List - Convict Me, Grab Me, and Then Read Me
Conviction Book List - Convict Me, Grab Me, and Then Read Me

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Conviction Book List

The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith, 1759

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776
Such a book with its avant garde premise of the need for freedom in the economy by way of a laissez-faire policy espoused the government was revolutionary during its writing. Its frequent use of the word "freedom" and references to the contemporaries of the time, such as John Hume, John Locke, Montesquieu, and others shows something that is foreign in our eyes: The necessity to allow markets to self-correct without foreign interference. The book states many classical ideas about labor and gold that are still valid today. The problem with the book is that it is too professorial. Mr. Smith belabors simple points into endless pages. Much of it would be considered fundamental economics today. From a historical perspective, the book offers insight into an English man's view under monarchy. As with all economics classics, such a book is for an economist, and not a trader. Read it for pleasure, not utility.

Principles of Political Economy and Tax by David Ricardo, 1817

Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill, 1848

Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall, 1890

The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes, 1919

The End of Laissez-Faire by John Maynard Keynes, 1926

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes, 1936

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