The big three in economics : Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes / Mark Skousen.

Traces the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Skousen, Mark.
Format: eBook
Published:Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2007.
Series:Gale virtual reference library.
Table of Contents:
  • Adam Smith declares an economic revolution in 1776
  • From Smith to Marx: the rise and fall of classical economics
  • Karl Marx leads a revolt against capitalism
  • From Marx to Keynes: scientific economics comes of age
  • John Maynard Keynes: capitalism faces its greatest challenge
  • Conclusion: has Adam Smith triumphed over Marx and Keynes?