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by E. Ray Canterbery

eBook A Brief History of Economics: Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science epub
  • ISBN: 9810238495
  • Author: E. Ray Canterbery
  • Genre: Business
  • Subcategory: Economics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc; 2nd ed. edition (July 15, 2001)
  • Pages: 481 pages
  • ePUB size: 1873 kb
  • FB2 size 1500 kb
  • Formats lit txt docx lrf


A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but . Often humorous, Canterbery's easy style will make the student's first foray into economics lively and relevant. Readers will dismiss "dismal" from the science.

A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the economists' visions - lucidly and vividly unveiled by Canterbery - allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas. No one interested in economics - and it's an interest all shrewd citizens should cultivate - will want to miss Ray Canterbery.

Readers will dismiss dismal from the science . Blending past and present, this brief history of economics is the perfect book for introducing students to the field. A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu.

of economics is the perfect book for introducing students to the field. Readers will dismiss 'dismal' from the science. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

Readers will dismiss 'dismal' from the science.

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Blending past and present, this brief history of economics is the perfect book for introducing students to the field. In January 1996, Prentice-Hall, Inc. selected E Ray Canterbery for their Hall of Fame Economist Baseball Cards for "significant contributions to the economics discipline," including "developing one of the first complete mathematical theories of foreign exchange; a new theory of the labor market and of personal incomes (vita theory), which later was integrated into international trade theory; independently of Pasinetti

A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced . Blending past and present, this brief history of economics is the perfect book for introducing students to the field

A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the economists' visions ¡ª lucidly and vividly unveiled by Canterbery ¡ª allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas.

A history of the discipline and practice of economics, illustrating how the ideas of great economists influenced societies and helped shape cultures. Links works of literature and historical figures and events to economic ideas and events. Written in a humorous style. Softcover, hardcover also available.
Comments: (4)
Iaiastta
Highly focused and really well written so everybody can understand and follow his lines effortlessly
Hugighma
Here is a book to explain the foggy and even filthy aspects of that great guessing game of economics. Pure economics would have been an adjunct of philosophy, especially in areas of ethics and morals. Just as medical sciences like surgery and dentistry have been hijacked and abused by those desiring enhanced teeth, tits, vulvae and eye and lip surrounds,(or the fat) so economics has been abused by the greedy, ambitious, crooked and devious. To justify behaviour of extreme antisocial and selfish acquisitiveness, some economists and fringe financial figures have turned economics into a bloody, noholdsbarred death struggle, with Keynes and Hayek lately being worshipped or denounced by half-baked wannabe seers and opinioneers. Ray Canterbery gives a broad, witty, informative scale and analysis to it all. You can see how a fraud of a female impersonator with grudges going back through the Tsars and Lenin, one A Rand, can be appealing to those seeking justifiable excuses for whole careers. You can learn how a tissue thin mentality can become a manipulatable president of the USA, purely to get noticed and be relieved. You might learn of the imprudence many had in believing and following false messiahs in Greenspan, Friedman, Volcker, etc. You can see how the Milkens and Madoffs came and went, with more likely. World finance, especially USA trends, frighten us, leave the honest hardworking job holder and seeker in fear, the investor on the outside of the pillaging gangs in danger. Why do we allow it, this "crime"? This is the best single book to unravel, all too late, some of the machinations of that moneyed type and class which wants to control and corner the wealth, with all the political and social power that it promises. Adam Smith might smile, Marx would have said he told us, Keynes would have denounced his messed up supporters. Read it well.
Zaryagan
My professor of economic thought class recommends this book. Easy to read.
MrCat
I have a personal interest in economics and have read a couple rudimentary college economic books on my own. But I wanted to learn more about economics than just lines and graphs. I wanted a book that talked about the major economists. This book does that and more.

The book gives a short personal history of the economists that are mentioned and the relationships between them and their different theories. The author even throws in some literary references here and there. (The author states that literature often states the real economic conditions of certain time periods.)

The book was very readable. It does not weight you down with heavy math or an intense review of graphs behind economic theory. Generally, when it gets into the math that supports whatever theory, it is usually just 3 or 4 pages long and is explained in an understandable, logical way. What I did for myself while I was reading was I took notes just here and there to remind me of what economist had what theory.

The book is well ordered; it is pretty much a time line from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman. The book builds upon each new theory and each new economist comparing schools of thought that came before until the end when... when we reach Reaganomics.

Reading about Reaganomics was the toughest reading of the book. This is the only part of the book that I found difficult. I found the complexities of Reagonomics are... somewhat off the wall. I'm going to have to go back and re-read that section. This is the main reason why I did not give the book 5 stars. Someone who is more versed in economics might better understand this section in one reading. However, the author's concluding opinion of Reagonomics is very clear. (Hint: It is not positive.)

I find the author to be somewhat refreshing in that in the ending pages, if I understood him correctly, he strongly hints that theories of economics, and economist, should be taken with a grain or two of salt.

I recommend the book.
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