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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Aquinas' deliberations upon the first question, of whether it is lawful to sell a thing
for more than it is worth, provide a good example of his way of thinking and his
emphasis on moral rather than analytical arguments. Since justice in human ...
Spending this year for goods and services that will be used this year (for example
, labour) goes onto the current account. Spending this year on goods that will be
used several years in the future (for example, land and buildings) goes onto the ...
For example, a self-regulating economy with a harmony of interests emerged
from the assumption of an 'economic man' who was guided purely by self-interest
. Historical context and institutions did not matter in such analysis because 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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