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May Blockbusters: Sylvia Nasar
’s megabestseller A Beautiful Mind
was ‘perhaps the best economics-related book of the past quarter-century’, according to the New York Times.
This master storyteller has a knack for translating economics for the general reader – and placing it in the rich context of the characters, cities and historical events that drove it forward.
Grand Pursuit traces the birth and progress of modern economics, which grew from the idea that humans are not, after all, powerless in the face of an all-determining god – that we can determine our own lives, on a society-sized scale. This idea, which we take for granted, is only 150-odd years old. Historically, it’s a newborn notion.
Nasar traces this development from the days of Dickens and Thomas Carlyle in a rapidly industralising 1840s Britain, to Marx and Engels, ‘the odd couple of the proletarian revolution’, and through to the current day.
The Washington Post has praised ‘the breadth and depth of Nasar’s research and the elegance of her prose’.
In this book, she brings economic history to life – and makes it matter.
Sylvia Nasar appears as part of a double-bill with Kate Atkinson. (rodneyvc)… (more)
Sylvia Nasar: Is the West Over and What Would Keynes say?
Really smart people have argued that the Western model - market economies and democracy - is no longer the best way forward. Might they finally be right? With the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, a nasty first world recession, terrorism, and rising sea levels, what economic model will bring the world the most stability? Former New York Times economic correspondent and bestselling author Sylvia Nasar
draws on thinkers from her latest book, Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
and the historical record to parse the evidence. She talks with the author of Double Entry
, Jane Gleeson-White (shawjonathan)… (more)
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Sylvia Nasar is a German born economist, author and journalist. Educated in Turkey and the USA she is now the Knight Chair at the Graduate School of Journalism in Columbia University.
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