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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The main idea was that the original outflow of gold and silver be less than its final
inflow, and the maxim was to 'sell more than you buy' in order to increase the '
treasure' or wealth of a nation. Left: Early mercantilist writers believed that the ...
The Wealth of Nations, in its support for unfettered market activity, became the
paradigm for the study of the free market system. In contrast to his Mercantilist
predecessors, Smith saw the wealth of nations not in terms of gold and silver but
in a ...
Above: Mill believed that governments from the richer layers of society to should
intervene to redistibute wealth the poorer. associated the stationary state with
gloom and poverty, Mill saw it as the blissful final result of economic progress.
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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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