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The Academic Scribblers

Author: William Breit; Roger L Ransom
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic The Wordly Philosophers leaves off. Whereas Heilbroner begins with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Breit; Roger L Ransom
ISBN: 9781400864898 1400864895
OCLC Number: 1013956295
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Foreword / Solow, Robert M. --
Preface to the First Edition --
Preface to the Second Edition --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. The Intellectual Gantry of Neoclassical Economic Policy --
Chapter 3. Alfred Marshall- Exemplar of Neoclassical Economic Thought --
Chapter 4. Thorstein Veblen-The Abrogation of Consumer Sovereignty --
Chapter 5. Arthur Cecil Pigou-Externalities in Production --
Chapter 6. Edward Hastings Chamberlin-The Wastes of Competition --
Chapter 7. John Maynard Keynes-Unemployment in Equilibrium --
Chapter 8. Alvin H. Hansen-The American Keynes --
Chapter 9. Paul A. Samuelson-From Economic Wunderkind to Policymaker --
Chapter 10. Abba P. Lerner-The Artist as Economist --
Chapter 11. John Kenneth Galbraith-Economist as Social Critic --
Chapter 12. Frank H. Knight-Philosopher of the Counterrevolution in Economics --
Chapter 13. Henry C. Simons-Radical Proponent of Laissez-faire --
Chapter 14. Milton Friedman-Classical Liberal as Economic Scientist --
Chapter 15. Conclusion --
Afterword: The Academic Scribblers after Twenty-Five Years / Breit, William ; Ransom, Roger L. --
NAME INDEX --
SUBJECT INDEX.
Responsibility: William Breit, Roger L. Ransom.
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The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic The Wordly Philosophers leaves off. Whereas Heilbroner begins with Smith and ends with Joseph Schumpeter, Breit and Ransom bring the story of modern American and British economic theory up to the 1980s. The Academic Scribblers is an elegant summary of modern economic policy debate and an enticement into a happy engagement with the "dismal science" of economics."Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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