Thursday, February 1, 2007

Library of Economics and Liberty

Econlib has a huge collection of online books on Economics, including some of the classics:

Adam Smith
[H]e 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. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was not part of it. By pursuing his own interest 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. ---- Adam Smith, Wealth of Nation