Wealth of Nations was published in 1776
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POLITICAL ECONOMY, considered as a branch of the science
of a statesman or legislator, proposes two distinct objects;
first, to provide a plentiful revenue or subsistence for the
people, or, more properly, to enable them to provide such a rev-
enue or subsistence for themselves; and, secondly, to supply the
state or commonwealth with a revenue sufficient for the public
services. It proposes to enrich both the people and the sovereign.
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations