A Brief History of Economics: Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science / Edition 1

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In this introductory economics textbook, Canterbery (former president of the Eastern Economic Association and the International Trade and Finance Association) takes a non-standard approach to the material that rests on his belief that "mathematics brings miraculous rigor to economics but history prevents it from succumbing to rigor mortis." He suggests that the history of economics needs to look at the field as the growth of a literature. Beginning with the relationship between Thomas Aquinas and European feudalism, he explores how the development of productive relations influenced and was influenced by the ideas of Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, and John Kenneth Galbraith. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810238490
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Feudalism and the Evolution of Economic Society 15
2 Adam Smith's Great Vision 39
3 Bentham and Malthus: The Hedonist and the "Pastor" 61
4 The Distribution of Income: Ricardo versus Malthus 79
5 The Cold Water of Poverty and the Heat of John Stuart Mill's Passions 93
6 Karl Marx 105
7 Alfred Marshall: The Great Victorian 121
8 Thorstein Veblen Takes on the American Captains of Industry 145
9 The Jazz Age: Aftermath of War and Prelude to Depression 175
10 John Maynard Keynes and the Great Depression 201
11 The Many Modern Keynesians 235
12 The Monetarists and the New Classicals Deepen the Counterrevolution 273
13 Economic Growth and Technology: Schumpeter and Capitalism's Motion 307
14 The Many Faces of Capitalism: Galbraith, Heilbroner, and the Institutionalists 331
15 The Rise of the Casino Economy 349
16 The Global Economy 383
17 Climbing the Economist's Mountain to High Theory 401
18 The Future of Economics 417
Glossary of Endurable Terms 429
Annotated Suggestions for Further Readings 441
Index 459
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