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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Birth of Classical Political Economy William Petty Petty ' s use of the concept of
surplus inaugurated the beginning of Classical Political Economy , which
dominated the discipline until the 1870s . Even after Neoclassical or Marginalist ...
Left : Economic surplus : After setting aside what is needed for survival , surplus
is taken by the landlord as rent was not the source of wealth and value . All these
ideas are found in Petty ' s best known work , Political Arithmetic ( 1690 ) .
Physiocrats viewed the production of goods and services as consumption of the
agricultural surplus ; economists now know these to be productive activities
which add to economic growth . Physiocrats saw agriculture as the only
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Introduction by Professor James Rollo
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