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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The philosopher Adam Smith , who was also one of the great classical political
economists , wrote in his History of Astronomy that human beings feel a kind of
anxiety from the unexpected and unfamiliar , and contentment from the familiar .
Father of Economics Adam Smith The renowned Scottish political economist and
moral philosopher of the eighteenth century , Adam Smith , lived and worked in
the era of the first industrial revolution , the expansion of commerce and the ...
However , it would not be quite fair to wholly attribute to Smith the belief that self -
interest is the sole driving force of individual behaviour . On the contrary , human
beings are capable of feeling empathy toward their fellow beings . Therefore ...
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Great read for perhaps a highschooler or college student interested in the field of economics. Gives a quick snapshot of many economists including their backgrounds and specialties within the field ... Read full review
Introduction by Professor James Rollo
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
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