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The Essential Gunnar Myrdal

New Press Essential

Paperback Published: 3rd January 2005
ISBN: 9781565846005
Number Of Pages: 259

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Nobel Prize winner Gunnar Myrdal is best known for his book An American Dilemma, a classic study of America’s racial problems that was chosen as one of The Modern Library’s top 100 nonfiction books of the twentieth century.

The Essential Gunnar Myrdal covers the full range of Myrdal’s writing, much of which has never been published in book form. It includes his early essays on economics, his thoughts on the population explosion, his discussions of the question of value in the social sciences, and excerpts from Asian Drama, his monumental study of the development of Asia.

The newest edition in The New Press’s Essential series, the book includes extensive commentary by the editors as well as an introduction by Sissela Bok, who is Myrdal’s daughter and author of the acclaimed Lying and Secrets.


"This I believe"
Preface
Introduction
Gunnar is my name!p. 1
From "A positive radical"p. 3
From Value in social theoryp. 6
Literature about Gunnar Myrdal : a selectionp. 22
Theoretical economist : the Stockholm school and the economic crisis of the 1930sp. 25
From Price formation and the change factorp. 28
From Monetary equilibriump. 32
"Fiscal policy in the business cycle"p. 34
From "High taxes, low interests"p. 46
On evaluation in researchp. 53
From The political element in the development of economic theoryp. 55
From "The altered world image in political economy"p. 60
From An American dilemmap. 63
From Objectivity in social researchp. 71
From diary letter to Alva Myrdalp. 74
Opinion former : a new social policy and the welfare statep. 85
From "Dilemma of social welfare policy"p. 88
From "Population problems and policies"p. 92
Excursusp. 108
Investigator : the American dilemmap. 119
From An American dilemmap. 122
From Challenge to affluencep. 133
"Myrdal's sacred flame"p. 145
From An American dilemmap. 148
Politician : harvest strugglesp. 159
From Varning for fredsoptimism (warning for post-war optimism)p. 163
"Sweden actively furthering free trade"p. 171
From "The reconstruction of world trade and Swedish trade policy"p. 178
Excursusp. 183
International cooperationp. 187
"Why are international economic organizations so inefficient?"p. 190
From "Increasing interdependence between states but failure of international cooperation"p. 194
World povertyp. 205
From "The need for reforms in underdeveloped countries"p. 209
Institutional economistp. 217
From Rich lands and poorp. 220
From "The world poverty problem"p. 225
From "Institutional economics"p. 231
A worried Americanp. 245
From "The Vietnam War and the political and moral isolation of America"p. 246
From "A worried America"p. 254
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ISBN: 9781565846005
ISBN-10: 1565846001
Series: New Press Essential
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 3rd January 2005
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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