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The big three in economics : Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes

Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics. The Big Three in Economics traces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xi, 243 p. : ill
(DLC) 2006020466
Named Person: Adam Smith; Karl Marx; John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes; Karl Marx; Adam Smith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Skousen
ISBN: 9781782680062 1782680063
OCLC Number: 820907068
Description: 1 online resource (12 entries) : 44 images, digital files
Contents: Adam Smith declares an economic revolution in 1776 --
From Smith to Marx: the rise and fall of classical economics --
Karl Marx leads a revolt against capitalism --
From Marx to Keynes: scientific economics comes of age --
John Maynard Keynes: capitalism faces its greatest challenge --
Conclusion: has Adam Smith triumphed over Marx and Keynes?
Responsibility: Mark Skousen.

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History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics. The Big Three in Economics traces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state.

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