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 Rise of Capitalism David Ricardo Bom: 1772. ... 1817, which saw the first
edition of David Ricardo 's Of the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation,
were characterised by the rise of a capitalist class as a social and economic elite.
He criticised those who 'read' markets back into pre-capitalist modes of
production and failed to distinguish the specificity ... For Marx, it is necessary to
analyse the social relations of production to understand the 'laws of motion' of
The heart of capitalism for Marx was the circuit of money capital, depicted by him
as M- C-M', where M is money capital, C is commodities and M' > M (M' = M + ?M,
and ?M is monetary profits, or the 'surplus value' generated by capitalist ...
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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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