New Ideas from Dead Economists An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought

ISBN-10: 0452288444
ISBN-13: 9780452288447
Edition: 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and moreshows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this revised edition, renowned economist Todd Buchholz offers an insightful and informed perspective on key economic issues in the new millennium: increasing demand for energy, the rise of China, international trade, aging populations, health care, and the effects of global warming. New Ideas from Dead Economistsis a fascinating guide to understanding both the evolution of economic theory and our complex contemporary economy.

TODD BUCHHOLZis an internationally acclaimed economist and author. He served as director of economic policy at the White House and is a contributing editor at Worthmagazine. He taught economics at Harvard, and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Forbes, and is the author of New Ideas from Dead CEOs(May 2007).

Foreword
Preface to the Revised Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Plight of the Economist
The Second Coming of Adam Smith
Malthus: Prophet of Doom and Population Boom
David Ricardo and the Cry for Free Trade
The Stormy Mind of John Stuart Mill
The Angry Oracle Called Karl Marx
Alfred Marshall and the Marginalist Mind
Old and New Institutionalists
Keynes: Bon Vivant as Savior
Milton Friedman and the Monetarist Battle Against Keynes
The Public Choice School: Politics as a Business
The Wild World of Rational Expectations and Behavioral Economics
Dark Clouds, Silver Linings
Notes
Index

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