Rediscovering Political Economy

Rediscovering Political Economy

by Joseph Postell, Bradley C. S. Watson, Bruce Caldwell, Samuel Hollander
     
 

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In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson and Joseph Postell bring together some of America's most eminent thinkers on political economy in an attempt to reconnect the discipline of economics to larger discussions about the human good. The book shows how political ideas and economic theories can—and must—inform each other, and is essential reading for… See more details below

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In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson and Joseph Postell bring together some of America's most eminent thinkers on political economy in an attempt to reconnect the discipline of economics to larger discussions about the human good. The book shows how political ideas and economic theories can—and must—inform each other, and is essential reading for anyone interested in politics, economics, history, and culture.

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Acton Institute PowerBlog - Timothy J. Barnett
Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth.
Journal of Markets and Morality
The collection of essays is best viewed as a road toward the rediscovery of political economy... Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth.
Richard V. Burkhauser
Rediscovering Political Economy provides a useful bridge for 21th Century trained neoclassical economists and their students to the philosophical, religious, and political underpinnings of economic men-men who are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Burt Folsom
Rediscovering Political Economy is an excellent and diverse collection of ten essays on political economy. Tom West's essay on the economic thought of the Founders and Larry Schweikart's history of banking have particular insight into the interplay between liberty and politics. I recommend this book.
Peter Boettke
Rediscovering Political Economy collects papers that not only address the moral/ethical foundations of economic society, but a rethinking of the enterprise of economics and political economy. Economics for most of the 20th century was practiced as a purely technical science that ignored not only its philosophical roots but also the historical details associated with the political, legal, and social institutions within which economic activity takes place. The papers, and the references they provide, reflect the efforts of many scholars to reconnect economics and political economy to the "worldly philosophy" and the historical reality of economic and political life. Rediscovering Political Economy is a welcomed addition to the literature in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Journal of Markets & Morality
The collection of essays is best viewed as a road toward the rediscovery of political economy... Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth.
Acton Institute PowerBlog
The collection of essays is best viewed as a road toward the rediscovery of political economy. One travels the road and gains some understanding of the ideas that will belly up to the negotiating table when it comes time to put the national Humpty-Dumpty back together again....Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth.
Journal Of Markets and Morality
The collection of essays is best viewed as a road toward the rediscovery of political economy... Rediscovering Political Economy is a useful book for understanding the polity’s ongoing demise as well as its prospects for eventual rebirth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739166611
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,130,684
File size:
2 MB

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Burt Folsom
Rediscovering Political Economy is an excellent and diverse collection of ten essays on political economy. Tom West's essay on the economic thought of the Founders and Larry Schweikart's history of banking have particular insight into the interplay between liberty and politics. I recommend this book.
Peter Boettke
Rediscovering Political Economy collects papers that not only address the moral/ethical foundations of economic society, but a rethinking of the enterprise of economics and political economy. Economics for most of the 20th century was practiced as a purely technical science that ignored not only its philosophical roots but also the historical details associated with the political, legal, and social institutions within which economic activity takes place. The papers, and the references they provide, reflect the efforts of many scholars to reconnect economics and political economy to the "worldly philosophy" and the historical reality of economic and political life. Rediscovering Political Economy is a welcomed addition to the literature in philosophy, politics, and economics.
Richard V. Burkhauser
Rediscovering Political Economy provides a useful bridge for 21th Century trained neoclassical economists and their students to the philosophical, religious, and political underpinnings of economic men-men who are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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