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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, ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Skousen
ISBN: 0765622270 9780765622273 1317455878 9781317455875 1315699443 9781315699448 1780345852 9781780345857
OCLC Number: 1162237388
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (512 p.)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Series Page""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""List of Figures, Illustrations, Photographs, and Tables""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. It All Started with Adam""; ""2. The French Connection: Laissez Faire Avance!""; ""3. The Irreverent Malthus Challenges the New Model of Prosperity""; ""4. Tricky Ricardo Takes Economics Down a Dangerous Road""; ""5. Milling Around: John Stuart Mill and the Socialists Search for Utopia""; ""6. Marx Madness Plunges Economics into a New Dark Age"" ""7. Out of the Blue Danube: Menger and the Austrians Reverse the Tide""""8. Marshalling the Troops: Scientific Economics Comes of Age""; ""9. Go West, Young Man: Americans Solve the Distribution Problem in Economics""; ""10. The Conspicuous Veblen Versus the Protesting Weber: Two Critics Debate the Meaning of Capitalism""; ""11. The Fisher King Tries to Catch the Missing Link in Macroeconomics""; ""12. The Missing Mises: Mises (and Wicksell) Make a Major Breakthrough""; ""13. The Keynes Mutiny: Capitalism Faces Its Greatest Challenge"" ""14. Paul Raises the Keynesian Cross: Samuelson and Modern Economics""""15. Milton�s Paradise: Friedman Leads a Monetary Counterrevolution""; ""16. The Creative Destruction of Socialism: The Dark Vision of Joseph Schumpeter""; ""17. Dr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Near Triumph of Market Economics""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
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Abstract:

Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our u.

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