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A little history of economics

Niall Kishtainy

A little history of economics

revised version

by Niall Kishtainy

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • HISTORY / World,
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History,
  • Economists,
  • Wirtschaft,
  • Economics,
  • Wirtschaftstheorie,
  • Ideengeschichte,
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative,
  • Economic history

  • About the Edition

    What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementNiall Kishtainy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB71 .K527 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 249 pages
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26884405M
    ISBN 100300206364
    ISBN 109780300206364
    LC Control Number2016042806
    OCLC/WorldCa959373111

    This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events/10(36). Shouldn’t a history of economics—however ‘little’—include reference to the economic ideas that developed in ancient China and India? The Arthashastra, for instance, was an ancient Indian text that informed economic policy in the empires of South Asia for centuries.

    This Little History of Economics is a very useful contribution, for those with knowledge of the subject as well as beginners. The subject benefits from more historical perspective, with each chapter suggesting thoughtful reflections from this unusual approach/5(68).   A Little History of Economics (Little Histories) by Niall Kishtainy Published in March of Listening to A Little History of Economics will require minutes of your time. If you read the book with your eyes, count on about minutes.

    Book Review: A Little History of Economics by Niall Kishtainy In A Little History of Economics, Niall Kishtainy details the complex trajectory of economics from ancient Greece to the present, drawing on a wealth of historical knowledge, illuminating anecdotes and examples as well as imaginative metaphors to trace the evolution of economic thinking. Enter Niall Kishtainy, who in A Little History of Economics has condensed years of thought down to highly readable pages A whistle-stop introduction to the great works and thinkers of each age,this is a clear and accessible primer."—Laura Garmeson, Financial Times/5(69).


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