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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Skousen Narrator: William Hughes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Here is a bold, updated history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built todays rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work to provide more on Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Joseph Stiglitz and on “imperfect” markets and behavioral economics.

This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues to the present day, examining the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Included are highlights of little known facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Lively and accurate, a sure bestseller. Skousen is an able, imaginative and energetic economist."

    Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution

  • "I champion Skousen's new book to everyone.  I keep it by my bedside and refer to it often.  An absolutely ideal gift for college students."

    William F. Buckley, Jr., National Review

  • "Mark Skousen has emerged as one of the clearest writers on all matters economic today, the next Milton Friedman."

    Michael Shermer,  Scientific American

  • “Both fascinating and infuriating…enaging, readable, colorful…credulous, disingenuous, and tendentious.”

    Foreign Affairs

  • "Provocative, engaging, anything but dismal."

    N. Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University

  • “One of the most original books ever published in economics."

    Richard Swedberg, University of Stockholm

  • “The author’s unique view compares the development of economic thought to the construction of a building, designating Adam Smith’s 1776 Wealth of Nations as the foundation.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan | 3/6/2013

    " Well written, but it turned out to be a topic that I'm not as interested in as I had expected. More of a history and biography book than an economics book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ross | 12/3/2012

    " Very good overview of how we got to where we are now in our understanding of how the economy works in the developed world. Plus interesting insights into the nature of the economists themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teri | 9/24/2012

    " I really enjoyed how Mark Skousen presented mini documentaries of the people who contributed to the economic sciences. I believe to understanding history will revile the reality of the present and future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jared | 9/11/2012

    " Very friendly to the lay economist. "

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