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50 Economics Classics

Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy

By Tom Butler-Bowdon

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  • £19.95

The greatest Economics books distilled in the latest volume of the bestselling 50 Classics series.

Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all.

EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics:

Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism'

GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators:

William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubbles

DISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history:

Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class

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  • ISBN: 9781857886733
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
The synopses in this book are fair, balanced, and about as good an introduction to the broad range of modern economic writing, along with a few classics, as one is likely to find. — Professor James K Galbraith, author of 'Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know'
This is not just a book for people who want to save time by reading one book instead of 50. [It] looks into some huge pieces of economic thought which even many important economists have browsed too swiftly. If you are not an economist, this book will teach you a lot. And if you are an economist, it will also teach you a lot. — Hernan Blejer, economic journalist, analyst for Euromonitor, lecturer University of Buenos Aires, London School of Economics
A fascinating and very timely book. — Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of Political Economy, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
A good starting point for someone new to economics wanting a general overview. Capturing the essence of a book in 3 pages is a difficult task. Tom Butler-Bowdon is obviously a very well-read person with this rare skill. — Diane Coyle, author of GDP: A brief but affectionate history
I've read 50 Economics Classics cover to cover. It's a remarkable achievement and I wish I'd had it when doing A level economics. — Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principle
Economics giants such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Milton Friedman feature heavily, but one of the book's big plus points for me is that it has room for more contemporary authors and ideas... the book is a well-written affair by an author obviously in full control of his subject. — Tom Herbert, AccountingWEB
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