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Author: Nicholas Balabkins Narrator: Louis Rukeyser, Dan Church, Paul Meier, Travis Hardison Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great Economic Thinkers Series Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781455184743
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Beginning in the early 1840s, a group of German university professors denounced the abstract theories of classical economists, rejecting theoretical analysis in favor of a historical approach. They believed that theories only express what happens in a simplified world, not in the real world, and that they offer little solution to the pressing social problems of the underprivileged. Seeking to find a middle ground between laissez-faire capitalism and the Marxist revolution, they pioneered welfare capitalism.

Great Economic Thinkers is a collection of audio presentations that explain, in understandable language, the major ideas of history’s most important economists. Special emphasis is placed on each thinker’s attitude toward capitalism, revealing their influence in today’s debate on economic progress and prosperity.

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About the Narrators

Louis Rukeyser (1933–2006), narrator of the Great Economic Thinkers and the Secrets of the Great Investors series, was recognized as America’s most popular economic commentator. He was known and admired for his ability to discuss economics in a lively and insightful way.

Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.