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The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers
by Mark Skousen
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0765604809, Paperback)Unlike other histories of economics, Mark Skousen's book provides a running plot with a singular heroic figure, Adam Smith, at the center of the discipline. Skousen unites the great thinkers by ranking them for or against Adam Smith and his "system of natural liberty." He shows how Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, and even laissez-faire disciples Robert Malthus and David Ricardo detracted from Smith's classical model of democratic capitalism during periods of economic failure and upheaval, while Alfred Marshall, Irving Fisher, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman, among others, remodeled and improved upon Smithian economics as the world economy recovered and prospered.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:03:13 -0400)
Here is a 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 work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx.
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