The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition Author Robert L. Heilbroner
ISBN-10 068486214X
ISBN-13 9780684862149
Year 1999-08-10
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marxall the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know served up with a flourish The New York Times The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times In this seventh edition Robert L Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideasnamely the search to understand how a capitalist society works It is a focus never more needed than in this age of confusing economic headlines In a bold new concluding chapter entitled The End of the Worldly Philosophy Heilbroner reminds us that the word end refers to both the purpose and limits of economics This chapter conveys a concern that todays increasingly scientific economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics Thus unlike its predecessors this new edition provides not just an indispensable illumination of our past but a call to action for our future

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Economics Explained

Economics Explained Author Robert L. Heilbroner
ISBN-10 9780684846415
Release 1998-05-05
Pages 240