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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On Wall Street, in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Shanghai, Sydney, and
Mumbai, economists sit at the center of decisionmaking that determines the fate
of your savings, the level of your pension, the future of your employer, indeed the
fate of ...
The ideas of economists sometimes seem to stand common sense on its head.
Since Adam Smith, most economists have taken as a given that opening up the
national economy to foreign trade and investment is a good thing. Increased ...
Mill was concerned about the unequal distribution of wealth between the classes,
and whereas earlier political economists had seen this as inevitable, Mill
believed the powerlessness of workers should end and social justice be restored.
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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
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