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📒The Worldly Philosophers ✍ Robert L. Heilbroner

✏Book Title : The Worldly Philosophers
✏Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2011-01-11
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9781439144824
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏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.

✏Book Title : Pluralist Readings in Economics Key Concepts and Policy Tools for the 21st Century
✏Author : Maria Alejandra Madi
✏Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
✏Release Date : 2017-06-15
✏Pages : 180
✏ISBN : 9781681085067
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Pluralist Readings in Economics Key Concepts and Policy Tools for the 21st Century Book Summary : The era of globalization has brought about unprecedented social, political, and environmental challenges for policy makers around the world due to the global impact of economic decisions. In view of these challenges, economics, as a discipline, needs to be taught with the goal of broadening the dialogue on social responsibility, and developing a new pluralist culture of decision making which is inclusive to different schools of economic thought. Pluralist Readings in Economics: Key-concepts and policy tools for the 21st century highlights the long-standing debates regarding economic systems, business models, criteria of justice, and economic policies by providing conceptual openings to economic theory in an engaging and accessible way. The author provides broad coverage of relevant topics through the selection of influential economic thinkers and introduces the reader to their ideas, context, and relevant interpretations. While dealing with complex problems, the author goes beyond commonly known concepts by presenting questions on the historical context of globalization. The study of economic concepts in this way leads to asking new questions concerning various issues relevant to economics. The goal of the text is to provide an interdisciplinary perspective to readers in order to equip them with information that is key to address global economic challenges. Thus, this pluralist approach calls for a reflection of the evolution of global social and economic conditions to demonstrate problem solving approaches that align with the goal of addressing these challenges. Pluralist Readings in Economics: Key-concepts and policy tools for the 21st century is suitable to a broad interdisciplinary readership as it will benefit all those who seek to better understand the complex stakes of the capitalist system, in the tensions between regulatory policies, free market equilibria, and participatory openings in governance. This introductory work also prepares the reader for debates and discussion in economic theory aimed at shaping policy transformations towards a more equitable, just and sustainable world.

✏Book Title : Crisis Cause Containment and Cure
✏Author : T.
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2011-07-12
✏Pages : 244
✏ISBN : 9780230321359
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Crisis Cause Containment and Cure Book Summary : Analysis of the current financial/economic crisis from the Director of the Banking Sector at the FSA (Financial Services Authority). New edition updated to take account of changes in regulation and legislation in the US, EU and UK. Many of these changes were in line with the recommendations made in the original edition

✏Book Title : Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy
✏Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 1997-04-17
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 0393316076
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy Book Summary : Discusses historical economic writings including Bernard Mandeville, Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Jeremy Bentham, Thorstein Veblen, and John Maynard Keynes.

✏Book Title : New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights
✏Author : Patricia Hynes
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-03-23
✏Pages : 152
✏ISBN : 9781134930951
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights Book Summary : New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights is a contribution to both sociology and to human rights research, particularly where these are directed towards challenging power relations and inequalities in contemporary societies. It expands and develops the sociology of human rights as a sub-field of sociology and interdisciplinary human rights scholarship. The volume suggests new directions for the use of social and sociological theories in the analysis of issues such as torture and genocide and addresses a number of themes which have not previously been a sustained focus in the sociology of human rights literature. These range from climate change and the human rights of soldiers, to corporate social responsibility and children’s rights in relation to residential care. The collection is thus multi-dimensional, examining a range of specific empirical contexts, and also considering relationships between sociological analysis and human rights scholarship and activism. Hence in a variety of ways it points the way for future analyses, and also for human rights activism and practices. It is intended to widen our field of vision in the sociology of human rights, and to spark both new ideas and new forms of political engagement. This book was published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Rights.

✏Book Title : The Economics of Science A Critical Realist Overview
✏Author : David Tyfield
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-06-17
✏Pages : 248
✏ISBN : 9781136587429
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Economics of Science A Critical Realist Overview Book Summary : Dramatic and controversial changes in the funding of science over the past two decades, towards its increasing commercialization, have stimulated a huge literature trying to set out an "economics of science". Whether broadly in favour or against these changes, the vast majority of these frameworks employ ahistorical analyses that cannot conceptualise, let alone address, the questions of "why have these changes occurred?" and "why now?" Nor, therefore, can they offer much insight into the crucial question of future trends. Given the growing importance of science and innovation in an age of both a globalizing knowledge-based economy (itself in crisis) and enormous challenges that demand scientific and technological responses, these are significant gaps in our understanding of important contemporary social processes. This book argues that the fundamental underlying problem in all cases is the ontological shallowness of these theories, which can only be remedied by attention to ontological presuppositions. Conversely, a critical realist approach affords the integration of a realist political economy into the analysis of the economics of science that does afford explicit attention to these crucial questions; a ‘cultural political economy of research and innovation’ (CPERI). Accordingly, the book sets out an introduction to the existing literature on the economics of science together with novel discussion of the field from a critical realist perspective. In arguing thus across levels of abstraction, however, the book also explores how concerted engagement with substantive social enquiry and theoretical debate develops and strengthens critical realism as a philosophical project, rather than simply ‘applying’ it. Divided into two volumes, in this first volume the book explores the ‘top’ and ‘tail’ of the argument, regarding substantive and philosophical aspects. Starting with substantive illustrations, we explore the social challenges associated with the contemporary commercialization of science and the movement towards a knowledge-based bio-economy. Having shown the explanatory benefits of assuming a realist political economy perspective, the book then turns to the task of reconstructing and justifying that theoretical perspective. True to the overall argument regarding attention to ontological presuppositions, this starts with critical realism’s critique of mainstream economics but also develops critical realism itself towards what may be called a ‘transcendental constructivism’.

📒The Debt And The Deficit ✍ Robert L. Heilbroner

✏Book Title : The Debt and the Deficit
✏Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
✏Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
✏Release Date : 1989
✏Pages : 144
✏ISBN : 0393306119
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Debt and the Deficit Book Summary : Explains the national debt and deficit, and outlines the good and bad sides of deficit spending

✏Book Title : The Essential Adam Smith
✏Author : Adam Smith
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 1987-03-17
✏Pages : 341
✏ISBN : 9780393955309
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Essential Adam Smith Book Summary : Gathers selections from Smith's economic writings, discusses his theories, and assesses their influence on modern economics

✏Book Title : The Nature and Logic of Capitalism
✏Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 1986-09-17
✏Pages : 225
✏ISBN : 039395529X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Nature and Logic of Capitalism Book Summary : In an inquiry that encompasses a probe of the human psyche, an analysis of the organization of primitive society, and an examination of the sources of profit and the accumulation of wealth, the noted economist explores the nature and dynamics of capitalism

✏Book Title : Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel
✏Author : Humberto Barreto
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 2009-06-15
✏Pages : 570
✏ISBN : 9780521899024
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel Book Summary : This unique text uses Microsoft Excel® workbooks to instruct students. In addition to explaining fundamental concepts in microeconomic theory, readers acquire a great deal of sophisticated Excel skills and gain the practical mathematics needed to succeed in advanced courses. In addition to the innovative pedagogical approach, the book features explicitly repeated use of a single central methodology, the economic approach. Students learn how economists think and how to think like an economist. With concrete, numerical examples and novel, engaging applications, interest for readers remains high as live graphs and data respond to manipulation by the user. Finally, clear writing and active learning are features sure to appeal to modern practitioners and their students. The website accompanying the text is found at