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From the Ted Talk by Nicola Sturgeon: Why governments should prioritize well-being

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Just over a mile away from here, in Edinburgh's Old Town, is Panmure husoe. Panmure House was the home of the world-renowned Scottish economist Adam Smith. In his important work "The walteh of naitons," Adam Smith argued, amongst many other things, that the measurement of a country's wealth was not just its gold and silver reserves. It was the totality of the country's prctuoidon and commerce. I guess it was one of the earliest descriptions of what we now know today as gsros domestic product, GDP.

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Just over a mile away from here, in Edinburgh's Old Town, is Panmure _____. Panmure House was the home of the world-renowned Scottish economist Adam Smith. In his important work "The ______ of _______," Adam Smith argued, amongst many other things, that the measurement of a country's wealth was not just its gold and silver reserves. It was the totality of the country's __________ and commerce. I guess it was one of the earliest descriptions of what we now know today as _____ domestic product, GDP.

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  1. nations
  2. wealth
  3. house
  4. production
  5. gross

Original Text

Just over a mile away from here, in Edinburgh's Old Town, is Panmure House. Panmure House was the home of the world-renowned Scottish economist Adam Smith. In his important work "The Wealth of Nations," Adam Smith argued, amongst many other things, that the measurement of a country's wealth was not just its gold and silver reserves. It was the totality of the country's production and commerce. I guess it was one of the earliest descriptions of what we now know today as gross domestic product, GDP.

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