History of Economic Thought: A Critical Perspective

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M.E. Sharpe, 2002 - Business & Economics - 543 pages
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User Review  - James Taylor - Goodreads

This, along with Wolff/Resnick's Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical was my entry point to historical analysis in economics. It's a great introduction and guides readers to research on many of the topics it brushes on rather than attempting to be an all-inclusive compendium. Read full review

Review: History of Economic Thought: A Critical Perspective

User Review  - Goodreads

This, along with Wolff/Resnick's Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical was my entry point to historical analysis in economics. It's a great introduction and guides readers to research on many of the topics it brushes on rather than attempting to be an all-inclusive compendium. Read full review

Contents

Economic Ideas Before Adam Smith
24
Adam Smith
41
Thomas Robert Malthus
66
David Ricardo
92
The Economics
126
Bentham as a Social Reformer
133
Nassau Seniors Social Orientation
139
Senior on Utility Maximization Prices and Gluts
145
Capitalist Class Relations in Neoclassical Distribution Theory
312
The Writings of Hobson
348
Luxemburgs Theory of Capitalist Imperialism
356
Lenins Theory of Capitalist Imperialism
364
Consummation Consecration and Destruction
372
The Beatific Vision and Eternal Felicity
379
Essential Nature of the Norm of Pareto Optimality
385
The Normative Critique of Pareto Analysis
395

The Ideas of William
154
Thompsons Critique of Market Socialism
160
Thomas Hodgskins View of the Source of Profit
166
The Writings
175
Bastiats Defense of Private Property Capital Profits and Rent
182
Mills Theory of Value
189
Mill on Socialism
195
Karl Marx
204
The Economics
248
Mengers Theory of Marginal Utility Prices and Income Distribution
257
Walrass Theory of General Economic Equilibrium
265
Marshalls Theory of the Firm
292
Marshalls Ideological Defense of Capitalism
298
Economics as Exchange and the Role of the Entrepreneur
305
Theoretical Setting of Keyness Analysis
405
Efficacy of Keynesian Policies
417
Ideological Foundations of Keyness Ideas
423
Sraffas Critique of Neoclassical Theory
434
The Bifurcation of Orthodoxy
446
Institutionalism and PostKeynesianism
476
PostKeynesian Economics
484
The Revival
497
Changes in the Labor Process Under Capitalism
504
Performance of Capitalism at the Aggregate Level
510
Suggestions for Further Reading
523
About the Author
543
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