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History Of Economics, A : The Past as the Present - John Kenneth Galbraith

History Of Economics, A

The Past as the Present

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Published: 29th August 1991
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Economic ideas are very much a product of their time and place. If we are to understand modern economics, we can do so only through an understanding of its past, including the powerful and vested interests that moulded the theories to their financial advantage. This is the message of this account. From Aristotle's ethical judgements on slavery and usury, through the pre-revolutionary French philosophers in defence of agriculture, Adam Smith on early capitalism and Marx's reaction to it, the birth of the welfare state, the Keynesian Revolution and on to the controversial ideas of Milton Friedman, this book puts economists and their ideas in the life of their times and it shows how some of those ideas shape not only our present but our future too.

ISBN: 9780140153958
ISBN-10: 0140153950
Series: Penguin Economics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th August 1991
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1