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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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 ...
Competition forces buyers and sellers to do just the opposite of what they seem
to want – it forces sellers to cut price and it forces buyers to bid up the price . This
dual struggle – between and among buyers and sellers – is the competitive ...
Together , the opposing forces of institutions and technology determined the
nature of socio - economic and cultural change . Veblen ' s theoretical approach
became the foundation of the new framework of economic analysis called ...
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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
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