Economics in Perspective - A Critical History

Author(s): John Kenneth Galbraith; Richard Parker (Foreword by)

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In Economics in Perspective, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, he shows that economics is not a timeless, objective science, but is continually evolving as it is shaped by specific times and places. From Adam Smith's theories during the Industrial Revolution to those of John Maynard Keynes after the Great Depression, Galbraith demonstrates that if economic ideas are to remain relevant, they must continually adapt to the world they inhabit. A lively examination of economic thought in historical context, Economics in Perspective shows how the field has evolved across the centuries.

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General Fields

  • : 9780691171647
  • : Princeton University Press
  • : Princeton University Press
  • : August 2017
  • : 2.679 Centimeters X 14.1 Centimeters X 21.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 330.9
  • : 384
  • : John Kenneth Galbraith; Richard Parker (Foreword by)