Date of publication: 2017-07-08 17:18
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Each free exchange creates signals about which goods and services are valuable and how difficult they are to bring to market. These signals, captured in the price system, spontaneously direct competing consumers, producers, distributors and intermediaries — each pursuing their individual plans — to fulfill the needs and desires of others.
“The Wealth of Nations” was published during the first Industrial Revolution and the same year as the American Declaration of Independence. Smith’s invisible hand became one of the primary justifications for an economic system of free market capitalism.
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"Every individual necessarily labors to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. By pursuing his own interests, he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
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Smith only mentioned the invisible hand three times and just once in “The Wealth of Nations,” leaving a rather nebulous concept. Later economists better explained Smith's invisible hand, especially . Hayek's “spontaneous order” and Joseph Schumpeter's “creative destruction."
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