The Worldly Philosophers
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✏The Worldly Philosophers Book Summary : The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all 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 ideas—namely, 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 today’s 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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📒Teachings From The Worldly Philosophy ✍ Robert L. Heilbroner
✏Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy Book Summary : Selections from great writings on economics, annotated and introduced by a distinguished economist and teacher. Author of The Worldly Philosophers, a 3-million-copy seller, Robert Heilbroner offers here a compendium of readings from the "worldly philosophers" themselves. The selections range from the earliest economic thought to such towering volumes as Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, Thomas Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, David Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy, and John Maynard Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. Acting as "a docent, not merely an editor," he takes the reader through the core arguments with "brilliantly clear commentary" (New York Times Book Review).
📒Worldly Philosopher ✍ Jeremy Adelman
✏Worldly Philosopher Book Summary : Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. This is the first major account of Hirschman’s remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman’s riveting narrative traces how Hirschman’s personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism.
📒Behind The Veil Of Economics Essays In The Worldly Philosophy ✍ Robert L. Heilbroner
✏Behind the Veil of Economics Essays in the Worldly Philosophy Book Summary : "[These essays] are rich in argument, in clear and provocative presentation of complicated issues, and are often delightfully quotable. Behind the Veil of Economics makes instructive, disturbing, and lively reading." —Elizabeth Wolgast, New York Times Book Review What lies behind the veil of economics? Power and ideology, answers Robert Heilbroner—the power of our economic involvement in society to shape the ways we think about it; the visions and values that add unsuspected ideological color to our economic beliefs about it. Most important, Heilbroner shows why economics has become the reigning form of social inquiry and how we might penetrate its mystique.
📒Global Keynesianism ✍ Gernot Kohler
✏Global Keynesianism Book Summary : Global Keynesianism - Unequal Exchange & Global Exploration
📒Who S Afraid Of Adam Smith ✍ Peter J. Dougherty
✏Who s Afraid of Adam Smith Book Summary : "Peter Dougherty does the near-impossible in this brilliant book .. . [he] makes economics engaging and accessible." --Professor Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia In this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows howeconomists are drawing on Adam Smith's civic writings to illuminatehow the market creates not only fiscal capital, but "socialcapital." Dougherty demonstrates how Smith's ideas are currentlyexperiencing a renaissance. He then explores several impressiveinitiatives to demonstrate what today's theoretical and practicingeconomists are accomplishing in the spirit of Adam Smith's moralsentiments: the institutional reform of transitional and developingeconomies; the financing of new technological, medical, andeducational initiatives; and the economic revival of cities.Capitalism pervades every aspect of our daily life. Peter Doughertynow offers a fascinating peek at its hidden soul.
📒Economic Development And Financial Instability ✍ Jan A. Kregel
✏Economic Development and Financial Instability Book Summary : Jan A. Kregel is considered to be “the best all-round general economist alive” (G. C. Harcourt). This is the first collection of his essays dealing with a wide range of topics reflecting the incredible depth and breadth of Kregel’s work. These essays focus on the role of finance in development and growth. Kregel has expanded Minsky’s original postulate that in capitalist economies stability engenders instability in international economy, and this volume collect’s Kregel’s key works devoted to financial instability, its causes and effects. The volume also contains Kregel’s most recent discussions of the Great Recession beginning in 2008.