The Little Book of Big Ideas: Economics contains the profiles and theories of 50 of the world's most eminent economists. From mercantilists through Keynesians to modern economic thought, this book gets behind 50 of the greatest minds and 10 core theories. Covering Hume, Smith and Marx, succinct biographies provide an insight into economists' personalities and reveal the outstanding contribution that each has made to this pervasive discipline. Essential concepts and themes have been expertly selected and complex issues are explained in their social, political and cultural context.
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Mercantilism Thomas Mun Mercantilism comes from the word ' merchant ' , which
means ' trader ' . The Mercantilist movement arose in Europe in the midsixteenth
century , and remained potent until the middle of the eighteenth century .
Mathew Forstater. Left : Early mercantilist writers believed that the wealth of a
nation was measured by the available stores of gold and silver . Later
mercantilists developed a somewhat more sophisticated view . Mercantilists held
a derogatory ...
He criticised Born : 1711 , Edinburgh , Scotland the Mercantilist proposition that
accumulation of Importance : Antispecie - gold and silver – is the key to a nation '
s mercantilist views on wealth . Instead , Hume measured wealth in terms of ...
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Introduction by Professor James Rollo
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
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