Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy
By (author) Robert L. Heilbroner
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Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy by Robert L. Heilbroner
Book DescriptionAuthor of The Worldly Philosophers, a 3-million-copy seller, Robert Heilbroner offers here a compendium of readings from the "worldly philosophers" themselves. The selections range from the earliest economic thought to such towering volumes as Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, Thomas Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, David Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy, and John Maynard Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. Acting as "a docent, not merely an editor," he takes the reader through the core arguments with "brilliantly clear commentary" (New York Times Book Review).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393316070
(211mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 10-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert L. Heilbroner
Worldly Philosophers, Paperback (May 2000)
Defines the common thread linking the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them. This work enables us to see more deeply into our history, and provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works.
Economics Explained, Paperback (November 1998)
This updated edition of the definitive introduction to economics addresses urgent topical issues, including the increasing inequality in the distribution of income, the impact of the "globalisation" of capitalism, and the far-reaching effects of the new technologies.
Making Capitalism Work, Hardback (November 1996)» View all books by Robert L. Heilbroner
Another voice in the post-communist symphony marking the triumph of capitalism but also ringing a cautionary bell regarding the dangers of unfettered free markets. New York Times columnist and Business Week editor Silk discusses the evolution of capitalism and discusses its different faces in the f
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Author Biography - Robert L. Heilbroner
Robert L. Heilbroner was Norman Thomas Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and author of The Worldly Philosophers and many other books.
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