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Economics in perspective : a critical history

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1987.
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The author examines the development of economics from ancient Greece to the modern welfare state, arguing that its "history cannot be understood apart from the circumstances that shaped the economic beliefs of the time, including the powerful influences that bent those beliefs to what best served the financial advantage of those who espoused them."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006.
Economics in perspective.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1987
(OCoLC)654632882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Galbraith
ISBN: 0395355729 9780395355725 0395483468 9780395483466
OCLC Number: 15550529
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A look at the landscape --
After Adam --
The enduring iterim --
The merchants and the State --
The French design --
The new world of Adam Smith --
Refinement, affirmation and the seeds of revolt --
The Great Classical tradition, I: Around the margins --
The Great Classical tradition, 2: The mainstream --
The Great Classical tradition, 3: The defense of the faith --
The grand assault --
The separate personality of money --
American concerns: trade and trusts; enriched and the rich --
Completion and criticism --
The primal force of the Great Depression --
The birth of the welfare state --
John Maynard Keynes --
Affirmation by Mars --
High noon --
Twilight and evening bell --
The present as the future, I --
The present as the future, 2.
Responsibility: John Kenneth Galbraith.

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The author examines the development of economics from ancient Greece to the modern welfare state, arguing that its "history cannot be understood apart from the circumstances that shaped the economic beliefs of the time, including the powerful influences that bent those beliefs to what best served the financial advantage of those who espoused them."

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