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.
Results 1-3 of 37
From this Locke concluded that one ' s own labour and the work of one ' s hands
must be one ' s own . The common property of nature becomes one ' s own when
it is mixed with one ' s own labour . The apples you pick are yours , because ...
Left : The labour involved in picking apples transforms them from common
property to the property of the worker who picked them . acquisitiveness is
bounded by the limits of one ' s labour and by man ' s capacity to enjoy the good
before it is ...
M is monetary profits , or the ' surplus value ' generated by capitalist exploitation
of labour ) . Marx believed that the heart of capitalism was capital accumulation ,
which was generated by the exploitation of labour . He considered exploitation to
What people are saying - Write a review
EconomicsUser Review - airastotool - Overstock.com
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
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
8 other sections not shown