Are the Rich Necessary?: Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values

Are the Rich Necessary?: Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values

by Hunter Lewis
     
 

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This updated and expanded edition of Are the Rich Necessary? is an ideal introduction to economics at a time when economics is on everyone's mind. Lewis is always objective, fair, and fun to read. Rich is also an ideal adjunct to an economics textbook. The New York Times called this book both highly provocative and highly pleasurable.

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This updated and expanded edition of Are the Rich Necessary? is an ideal introduction to economics at a time when economics is on everyone's mind. Lewis is always objective, fair, and fun to read. Rich is also an ideal adjunct to an economics textbook. The New York Times called this book both highly provocative and highly pleasurable.

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New York Times
In taking such great pains to provide a balance of positive and negative points of view, Mr. Lewis risks exacting similarly great pains on the reader. He can, as he paraphrases Robert Strauss, the Washington power broker lawyer, teach the economic world to you round or teach it to you flat. On the one hand, there are five fingers; on the other hand, there are five more.
But remarkably enough, "Are the Rich Necessary?" is both a highly provocative and a highly pleasurable read. Much of the pleasure comes simply from meditating upon the often poetic insights from the famous thinkers Mr. Lewis marshals to support conflicting points of view. You may violently disagree with "The Communist Manifesto" of Karl Marx, but is there any denying that the forces of private markets plunge most people into "the icy waters of egotistical calculation?" Who can fault Ralph Waldo Emerson for observing that "the greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering trade?"
—Harry Hurt III

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604190168
Publisher:
Axios Press
Publication date:
10/16/2009
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages:
413
Sales rank:
726,667
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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