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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Mercantilists held a derogatory view of competition, and saw accumulation of
hard money as the core of individual and national wealth and prosperity. The
movement believed in state intervention, in particular to regulate foreign trade, ...
Accumulation of Private Property Locke In his Two Treatises of Government,
British political philosopher John Locke outlined two criteria for judgements:
reason and revelation. In the case of reason, Locke argued, it is clear that all
people have ...
Marx believed that the heart of capitalism was capital accumulation, which was
generated by the exploitation of labour. He considered exploitation to be an
economic concept, the process of surplus value creation resulting from the fact
that the ...
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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
Joan Robinson 74 Joseph E Stiglitz
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