critical thinking 1 the diamond water paradox in an inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations published in 1776 adam smith wrote nothing is more useful than water but it will purchase scarcely anything a diamond on the contrary 2

Critical Thinking 1: The diamond-water paradox

In “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” published in 1776, Adam Smith wrote:

“Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarcely anything… A diamond, on the contrary, has scarcely any use-value; but a very great quantity of other goods may frequently be had in exchange for it”

Explain the diamond-water paradox and find out in the literature how economists have later solved this paradox.


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