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Adam Smith and the Origins of American Enterprise

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Adam Smith was a Scottish professor of moral philosophy. He published his classic The Wealth of Nations in 1776, the year the American Revolution began. Smith became widely known for his ideas of free markets, laissez-faire commerce, and the "invisible hand." Yet English politicians, landed gentry, and the nobility paid little attention and enacted none of Smith's suggested reforms.

The American colonies, however, began their existence as an independent nation in 1781 with no

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Words: 52,761
Unique Words: 4,548
Complexity Index: 52
Reading Level: 10.6
Avg Sentence (words): 18.67
Avg Word (chars): 4.82
Chapters: 28
Paragraphs: 1,573
Adult Reading Time: 3:31
Sentiment: 0.018
Intensity: 0.085
People: 376
Places: 204
Brands: 32
Things: 232
SAT Words: 742
Trajectory China 300: 149
TOEFL Words: 57
IELTS Words: 409
Nouns 57.9%
Verbs 18.6%
Adjectives 16.6%
Adverbs 4.4%
Other 2.5%
Profanity: 0
Explicit Activity: 0
Violence: 25

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