The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition

Robert L. Heilbroner


The bestselling vintage that examines the historical past of monetary idea from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the commercial lore such a lot common readers conceivably might need to know, served up with a flourish” (The long island Times).

The Worldly Philosophers not just permits us to determine extra deeply into our historical past yet is helping us larger comprehend our personal occasions. during this 7th variation, Robert L. Heilbroner offers a brand new subject that connects thinkers as various as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The topic is the typical concentration in their hugely different ideas—namely, the quest to appreciate how a capitalist society works. it's a concentration by no means extra wanted than during this age of complicated monetary headlines.

In a daring new concluding bankruptcy entitled “The finish of the Worldly Philosophy?” Heilbroner reminds us that the observe “end” refers to either the aim and bounds of economics. This bankruptcy conveys a priority that today’s more and more “scientific” economics could forget basic social and political concerns which are crucial to economics. hence, in contrast to its predecessors, this re-creation offers not only an vital illumination of our previous yet a decision to motion for our destiny.

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