The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Touchstone Books
Publish Date
August 10, 1999
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.42 X 0.87 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780684862149

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About the Author

Robert L. Heilbroner was Norman Thomas Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and author of The Worldly Philosophers and many other books.

Reviews

"A brilliant achievement."
--John Kenneth Galbraith
"If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities."
--The New York Times
"Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future."
--Leonard Silk
"The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. The Worldly Philosophers gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers."
--Lester Thurow
"Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of The Worldly Philosophers will inspire a new generation of economists."
--Paul Samuelson