The worldly philosophers: the lives, times and ideas of the great economic thinkers

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Penguin Books, 1991 - Business & Economics - 365 pages
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From the origins of the post-war world to the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in the late 1980s, this masterly book offers an authoritative yet highly readable one-volume account. The world since 1945 witnessed fundamental changes in the direction of modern h

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User Review  - madepercy - LibraryThing

What I particularly like about this book is how Heilbroner begins with the term “political economy”, then relegates it to “economics” (as happened in history), only to revive the term at the end where ... Read full review

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User Review  - Philogos - LibraryThing

This book provides a fascinating introduction to the history of economic thought, albeit from an American point of view. Starting with Adam Smith and tracing the evolution of economics through Malthus ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
in The Wonderful World of Adam Smith
42
The Gloomy Presentiments of Parson Malthus
75
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