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Compact overview & tutorial for those who know a little,
This review is from: The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers (Penguin Business Library) (Paperback)
This book is already a classic, and I can just add to the praise already established for this work. It is a no nonsense, humerous and straight to the point introduction to the main economic philosophers who have formed global politics. In these days, where all theories are failing short to describe what goes on, it is a valuable start to understand todays bewilderment, but also to understand why most economist today have left the difficult philosophical part and have stuck their heads into the holes of mathematical theories. The reviev of Smith, Marx and Keynes are compact and sufficient. The introduction to the exciting world of Veblen and Schumpeter is sufficient to spur the reader to further study. Also the book gives the flair of past time periods and the limitations of perspective the elites were under. Which points to our own limitations today.
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