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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of a household , he was “ Of the art of acquisition opposed to the sphere of then
there is one kind exchange extending beyond which is natural and is that to what
could be part of the management regarded as moneymaking . Aristotle detested ...
In a generalized exchange economy , the extension of the division of labor — or
specialization — is limited by barterlike relations , whereas money allows the
extension of the division of labor and exchange . Therefore , money , exchange ...
Modern money systems are “ fiat , ” or state money systems , where money is not
fixed in its exchange rate to gold or any other commodity standard . There are ,
however , other types of modern fixed exchange rate systems , such as currency
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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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