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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Born : 1225 , Roccasecca , Italy Importance : Moral philosopher on money , price
Between the fifth and ninth centuries CE there was an extraordinary absence of
money , a virtual demonetisation , in Europe : most exchanges were carried out ...
It is striking how so many activities that were once deemed immoral and even
illegal later became not only acceptable , but were considered beneficial to
society . Medieval Materialism Ibn Khaldun A Muslim philosopher , historian and
The philosopher Adam Smith , who was also one of the great classical political
economists , wrote in his History of Astronomy that human beings feel a kind of
anxiety from the unexpected and unfamiliar , and contentment from the familiar .
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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
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
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