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The bestselling classic that examines the history of economic thought from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish” ( The New York Times ). The Worldly…read more

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In its fourth edition, Economics Explained continues its announced purpose—to explain that mysterious thing called economics—with a new urgency. It is announced in the first sentence of the introduction: "Just in case the reader-to-be hasn't noticed,…read more

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With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the…read more

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The Worldly Philosophers, so der Originaltitel, ist in den USA bereits ein Klassiker, ein Buch, das dem Leser die Ursprünge und Hintergründe heutigen ökonomischen Denkens und konträrer Wirtschaftssysteme verdeutlicht. Robert Heilbroner stellt so kontroverse…read more

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Is there hope for man? That "terrible question" was posed by Robert L. Heilbroner in the original version of An Inquiry into the Human Prospect . In this third edition of a book that has become a classic, Professor Heilbroner leaves the question in place on the…read more

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A deep and widespread crisis affects modern economic theory, a crisis that derives from the absence of a "vision"--a set of widely shared political and social preconceptions--on which all economics ultimately depends. This absence, in turn, reflects the collapse…read more

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"Genuinely open-minded and inquiring. . . .it intelligently summarizes and shrewdly questions four central topics of Marxist thought—the dialectical approach to philosophy, the materialist interpretation of history, the socio-analysis of capitalism and the…read more

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Selections from great writings on economics, annotated and introduced by a distinguished economist and teacher. Author of The Worldly Philosophers , a 3-million-copy seller, Robert Heilbroner offers here a compendium of readings from the "worldly philosophers"…read more

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A deep and widespread crisis affects modern economic theory, a crisis that derives from the absence of a "vision"--a set of widely shared political and social preconceptions--on which all economics ultimately depends. This absence, in turn, reflects the collapse…read more

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"[These essays] are rich in argument, in clear and provocative presentation of complicated issues, and are often delightfully quotable. Behind the Veil of Economics makes instructive, disturbing, and lively reading." —Elizabeth Wolgast, New York Times Book Review…read more

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Few writings are more often cited as a cornerstone of modern economic thought than those of Adam Smith. Few are less read. The sheer strength of his great work, The Wealth of Nations , discourages many from attempting to explore its rich and lucid arguments. In…read more