The Worldly Philosophers
The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers
Robert L. Heilbroner
Discover the common focus of Adam Smith and Karl Marx's highly varied ideas - the search to understand how a capitalist society works. In The Worldly Philosophers, Robert L. Heilbroner presents a new theme that connects these two great thinkers, providing insight into our past and helping us better understand our uncertain economic present. With a bold new concluding chapter on the limits of economics and a call to action for our future, this updated edition is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the fundamental social and political issues central to economics.
2019-04-14T18:38:39.000Z@AndrewWLo @DianeCoyle1859 Great book. I read it in high school and it kind of turned into an economist – source
2019-09-22T19:01:11.000Z@VarickBoyd @JeSuisBHL Ah well, I thought you were a veteran of this world, my error. Enjoy the book! It's fantastic. – source
2018-05-13T14:19:30.000ZThe most important economics books as nominated by me, @TimHarford @DeanBaker13 @DianeCoyle1859 & Daniel Hamermesh @RoyalHolloway Mine are: Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Robert Heilbroner's Worldly Philosophers, Paul Samuelson's Economics @TheReadLists – source