Economic ideas and trends play a crucial yet little-understood role in the development of the world in which we live and are therefore vital to understanding our society today. From mercantilists through Keynesians to modern economic thought, this handbook covers 50 of the greatest minds and 10 core theories. Including Hume, Smith, Marx, and von Mises, succinct biographies reach behind the personalities and reveal the outstanding contribution each has made to this internationally important and pervasive discipline. The essential concepts and themes have been expertly selected and the complex issues clearly explained within a social, political, and cultural context, allowing the rich history of economic thought to be told and the motivations behind its phenomenal global development to be understood.
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Birth of Classical Political Economy William Petty Died : 1687 . London , England
Petty ' s use of the concept of surplus inaugurated the beginning of classical
political economy , which dominated the discipline until the 1870s . Even after ...
It was characteristic of the early classical political economists to see surplus as
rent , rather than profit . Later , surplus would be associated less with agriculture
and more with industrial profit . This mirrored the changing relative importance of
Originating in the classical period , Say ' s Law in its strongest form is at the heart
of neoclassical macroeconomics , and the key issue in the debate between
Keynesian and neoclassical economists . Say ' s Law in its classical form was
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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
MONEY AND FINANCE 30 Thomas Malthus
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