The Making of Modern Economics (Google eBook)

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M.E. Sharpe
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Review: The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Probably not a book for the general reader, but if you are a student of economics this is a very readable history of the important economists from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman. The author ... Read full review

Review: The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

As a reference, this book has its good points and bad. It is broad, managing at least to touch on nearly every important theorist of the last 200+ years. But in some cases this completist approach ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 It All Started With Adam
13
2 The French Connection Laissez Faire Avance
47
3 The Irreverent Malthus Challenges The New Model of Prosperity
69
4 Tricky Ricardo Takes Econimics Down a Dangerous Road
93
5 Milling Around John Stuart Mill and the Socialists Search for Utopia
117
6 Marx Madness Plunges Economics into a New Dark Age
133
7 Out of the Blue Danube Menger and the Austrians Reverse the Tide
171
11 The Fisher King Tries to Catch the Missing Link in Macroeconomics
271
12 The Missing Mises Mises and Wicksell Make a Major Breakthrough
289
13 The Keynes Mutiny Capitalism Faces Its Greatest Challenge
323
14 Paul Raises the Keynesian Cross Samuelson and Modern Economics
357
15 Miltons Paradisse Friedman Leads a Monetary Counterrevolution
387
16 The Creative Destruction of Socialism The Dark Vision of Joseph Schumpeter
421
17 Dr Smith Goes To Washington The Near Triumph of Market Economics
441
Index
471

8 Marshalling the Troops Scientific Economics Comes of Age
197
9 Go West Young Man Americans Solve the Distribution Problem in Economics
227
10 The Conspicuous Veblen Versus the Protesting Weber Two Critics Debate the Meaning of Capitalism
247
About The Author
495
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