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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Thus, if a man has seven bottles of water, the usefulness of any particular bottle is
lower to him than if only one bottle was available. However, the marginal utility for
diamonds diminishes at a much lower rate because its supply is limited and ...
Kropotkin also paid particular attention to issues regarding the division of labour.
He opposed the division between manual and intellectual labour, claiming that
all society's members need the opportunity to engage in both physical and
Influenced by Darwin, Gilman viewed human evolution as, in part, socially
determined, in particular by planned institutions. She was thus something of a
socialist, but with a faith in market solutions, and her work has family
resemblances to that ...
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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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