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The making of modern economics : the lives and ideas of the great thinkers

Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2001.
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Discusses economists such as Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Irving Fisher, Thorstein Veblen, Frederic Bastiat, Eugen Bohm-Bawerk, Edward A. Chamberlin, John Bates Clark, David Colander, Peter F. Drucker, Frank Fetter, Milton Friedman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Roger B. Garrison, Henry George, Friedrich Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, G.W.F. Hegel, Robert Heilbroner, David Hume, William H. Hutt, William  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Skousen, Mark.
Making of modern economics.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2001
(OCoLC)655176799
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Skousen
ISBN: 0765604795 9780765604798 0765604809 9780765604804
OCLC Number: 44669695
Description: xv, 487 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: It all started with Adam --
The French connection: Laissez faire avance! --
The irreverent Malthus challenges the new model of prosperity --
Tricky Ricardo takes economics down a dangerous road --
Milling around: John Stuart Mill and the socialists search for utopia --
Marx madness plunges economics into a new dark age --
Out of the blue Danube: Menger and the Austrians reverse the tide --
Marshalling the troops: scientific economics comes of age --
Go west, young man: Americans solve the distribution problem in economics --
The conspicuous Veblen versus the protesting Weber: two critics debate the meaning of capitalism --
The Fisher King tries to catch the missing link in macroeconomics --
The missing Mises: Mises (and Wicksell) make a major breakthrough --
The Keynes mutiny: capitalism faces its greatest challenge --
Paul raises the Keynesian cross: Samuelson and modern economics --
Milton's paradise: friedman leads a monetary counterrevolution --
The creative destruction of socialism: the dark vision of Joseph Schumpeter --
Dr. Smith goes to Washington: the triumph of market economics.
Responsibility: Mark Skousen.

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An introduction to the major economic philosophers since 1775. Beginning with Adam Smith and continuing through to the present day, this work examines the contributions made by each individual to the  Read more...

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