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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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 view of
Mill was concerned about the unequal distribution of wealth between the classes
and whereas earlier political economists had seen this as inevitable, Mill
believed the powerlessness of workers should end and social justice be restored.
On the contrary, he saw conflict between social classes and believed this called
for resolution by state intervention and social reform. Development of economics
through historical and social perceptions ensures the discipline is relevant and ...
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Introduction by Professor James Rollo
Joan Robinson 74 Joseph E Stiglitz
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