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A critical history of economics

Author: John Mills
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, ©2002.
Series: NetLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why have centuries of economic thinking failed to achieve a combination of economic growth, full employment, low inflation, sustainability and avoidance of extreme poverty? John Mills argues that it has not done so because of the way in which economic thought has developed throughout its history. Tracing the evolution of the subject from the ancient world to the present, Mills demonstrates the remarkable extent to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Mills
ISBN: 1403918929 9781403918925 9781403914408 1403914400
OCLC Number: 52706308
Notes: Originally published with subtitle: missed opportunities.
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Lost Opportunities --
2. Economic Theory --
Economic Growth --
Full Employment --
Inflation --
The Relief of Poverty --
Sustainability --
3. The Pre-Industrial World --
The Ancient World --
The Medieval Church --
Mercantilism --
The Physiocrats --
4. Classical Economics --
The Reaction against Mercantilism --
Adam Smith --
Say, Malthus and Ricardo --
Classical Economics in Transition --
The Classical Economic Tradition --
5. Dissent --
Early Socialist Thought --
Karl Marx --
Lenin, Imperialism and Revolution --
Welfare Reform --
The Contribution of the Left to Economics --
6. Technical Development --
The Marginal Revolution --
Mainstream Neo-Classicism --
Dissident Voices --
Developing Techniques --
7. The Keynesian Revolution --
Precursors to Keynes --
John Maynard Keynes --
Spreading the Word --
The Keynesian Legacy --
8. Hard Money --
The Austrian and Chicago Schools --
Milton Friedman --
The Monetarist Legacy --
The Contribution of the Right to Economics --
9. Economics and the Future --
Late Twentieth Century Economists --
Nobel Economics Prize Winners.
Series Title: NetLibrary.
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John Mills provides a critical survey of the way economics has developed. He argues that the main goal of economics ought to be to show how to achieve a combination of economic growth, full  Read more...

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