New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2007 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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"If you read only one economics book this year, read this one.”—Larry Summers, Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama

The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs

This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history—Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and more—shows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this revised edition, renowned economist Todd Buchholz offers an insightful and informed perspective on key economic issues in the new millennium: increasing demand for energy, the rise of China, international trade, aging populations, health care, and the effects of global warming. New Ideas from Dead Economists is a fascinating guide to understanding both the evolution of economic theory and our complex contemporary economy.

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Any book that wants to acquaint the general reader with the history of economic thought must be compared to Robert L. Heilbroner's classic The Worldly Philosophers (S. & S., 1980. 5th ed.). This new ... Read full review

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If the economics text books have to admit that the Physiocrats and Henry George were right that revenues from economic rents cannot be passed on in prices like taxes – generating massive deadweight in the economy – how have the 1% managed to fight back to avoid further investigation of the subject?
Why, by disinformation, of course! By lying about the quantum of economic rent:-
"The percentage [of property rent in the economy] has dropped to well under one percent today", New Ideas from Dead Economists: an introduction to modern economic thought, Todd G Buchholz, Plume, 2007, p.86


Title Page
ThePlight ofthe Economist
The Stormy Mind of John Stuart Mill
The Angry Oracle Called Karl Marx
Alfred Marshall and the Marginalist Mind
Old and New Institutionalists
Bon Vivant as Savior
CHAPTER XMilton Friedman and the Monetarist Battle Against Keynes
Politics asa Business
Dark Clouds Silver Linings

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Todd G. Buchholz is an internationally acclaimed economist who advises ABC News, as well as some of the world's leading investment funds. He has served as a director of economic policy at the White House and is a contribuiting editor for Worth magazine. Buchholz holds advanced degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard Law School and was awarded the Allyn Young Teaching Prize by Harvard University's Department of Economics.

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