The making of modern economics : the lives and ideas of the great thinkers / Mark Skousen.

"Provides an accessible introduction to the major economic thinkers of the past 225 years - including little-known and often amusing facts about their personal lives"--Publisher description

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Skousen, Mark.
Format: eBook
Published:Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2009.
Edition:2nd ed.
Table of Contents:
  • It all started with Adam
  • The French connection: laissez faire avance!
  • The irreverent Malthus challenges the new model of prosperity
  • Tricky Ricardo takes economics down a dangerous road
  • Milling around: John Stuart Mill and the Socialists search for Utopia
  • Marx madness plunges economics in to a New Dark Age
  • Out of the blue Danube: Menger and the Austrians reverse the tide
  • Marshalling the troops: Scientific economics comes of age
  • Go West, young man: Americans solve the distribution problem in economics
  • The conspicuous Veblen versus the protesting Weber: Two critics debate the meaning of Capitalism
  • The Fisher King tries to catch the missing link in macroeconomics
  • The missing Mises: Mises (and Wicksell) make a major breakthrough
  • The Keynes mutiny: Capitalism faces its greatest challenge
  • Paul raises the Keynesian cross: Samuelson and modern economics
  • Milton's Paradise: Friedman leads a monetary counterrevolution
  • The creative destruction of Socialism: The dark vision of Joseph Schumpeter
  • Dr. Smith goes to Washington: The near triumph of market economics.