The Big Three in Economics

The Big Three in Economics

Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes

Book - 2007
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"History comes alive in this story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's political and economic climate. The Big Three tells the story of modern economics through the eyes of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, who, in the 18th century, expounded a revolutionary new doctrine that a nation of rich and poor could flourish under laissez faire and an unfettered market; Karl Marx, the German philosopher who, in the 19th century, inspired disenfranchised workers and intellectuals by seeking radical solutions to the exploitation of the underprivileged; and John Maynard Keynes, the British economist who sought to stabilize a crisis-prone market system through activist fiscal and monetary government policies in the 20th century." "Based on the latest "tell-all" biographies and historical data, the lives and ideas of these three thinkers are revealed in the context of a plot that has many unexpected twists and turns."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Armonk, New York : M.E. Sharpe, c2007
ISBN: 9780765616944 (cloth : alk. paper)
0765616947 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 330.150922 SKO
Characteristics: xi, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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