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Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville on the division of labour

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  • Jimena Hurtado

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Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville dealt with the division of labour as a characteristic feature of commercial society. There are connections and similarities between the two-sided understanding they both had of the division of labour. One of these coincidences is their assessment of the effects it has, jointly with the extension of the market, that points to the vulnerability of the labouring poor. Exploring this coincidence brings light to their understanding of the social consequences of the market and the possible solutions they propose.

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  • Jimena Hurtado, 2019. "Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville on the division of labour," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(6), pages 1187-1211, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eujhet:v:26:y:2019:i:6:p:1187-1211
    DOI: 10.1080/09672567.2019.1635182
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