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Brief History of Economics - 2nd edition

Brief History of Economics (ISBN10: 9814304808; ISBN13: 9789814304801)
ISBN13: 978-9814304801
ISBN10: 9814304808

Summary: 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 lucidly and vividly unveiled by Canterbery allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas. Magically, the author links Adam Smith to Isaac Newton's ...show more idea of an orderly universe, F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Thorstein Veblen, John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath to the Great Depression, and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities to Reaganomics. The second edition is right up-to-date with a lively discussion of the economic crises of 20072010. 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 11
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: World Scientific
Year Published: 2011
International: No



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