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The making of modern economics; the lives and ideas of the great thinkers, 2d ed.


The making of modern economics; the lives and ideas of the great thinkers, 2d ed.

Skousen, Mark.

M.E. Sharpe, Inc.


494 pages




Author and economics and finance educator Skousen offers, in this second edition of what has become a modern classic, additional information regarding the ideas and lives of the significant economic thinkers of the last 225 years. From Adam Smith to Karl Marx, the author profiles both the good contributed by the great economic thinkers and their less than sterling contributions, the environments in which they worked, and many details of their personal lives which, in some cases, the subjects probably would have preferred to remain undocumented. The book's format provides convenient, short sections and straight-to-the-point descriptions of the leading economic thinkers' successes and failures--and their personal and ideological quirks.

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Date:Feb 1, 2009
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