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by E. Ray Canterbery

  • ISBN: 0673992551
  • Category: Money & Business
  • Author: E. Ray Canterbery
  • Subcategory: Economics
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harpercollins College Div (December 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 352 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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'A Brief History of Economics'' illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu.

'A Brief History of Economics'' illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the economists' visions - lucidly and vividly unveiled by Canterbery -allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas.

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Bridging the gap between past and present, this brief history of economics, which includes extensive references made to literature throughout, is a supplement to help introduce students to the intricacies of the field. This text defines the evolution of economics as a social science.

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A Brief History of Economics" illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the economists' visions - lucidly and vividly unveiled by Canterbery -allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas

Ray Canterbery, American Economics educator.

Ray Canterbery, American Economics educator. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member American Economics Association, Eastern Economics Association (president 1987-1988, board directors emeritus 1989, life), International Trade and Finance Association (board directors 1994-1996,president 1998-1999), Southern Economics Association, The Academy Political Science, New York Academy Sciences, National Tax Association.

Economics Briefs Six big economic ideas. A collection of briefs on the discipline’s seminal papers. Tariffs and wages 8 An inconvenient iota of truth The third in our series looks at the Stolper-Samuelson theorem Fiscal multipliers 10 Where does the buck stop? Fiscal stimulus, an idea championed by John Maynard Keynes, has gone in and out of fashion.

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Michael C. Carroll, 1996. The Literate Economist: A Brief History of Economics," Journal of Economic Issues, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(3), pages 895-897, September. Handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:30:y:1996:i:3:p:895-897 DOI: 1. 080/00213624. All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mes:jeciss:v:30:y:1996:i:3:p:895-897. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

Bridging the gap between past and present, this brief history of economics text, with extensive references made to literature throughout, is a supplement to help introduce students to the intricacies of the field. Defining the evolution of economics as a social science, this text illustrates how the ideas of great economists not only influence societies but were also shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the reasoning behind economists' visions and theories allows students to place economics within a broader community of ideas with the aim of initiating more critical thinking in their studies. Often humorous, this text seeks to make students' first foray into economics more lively and relevant.
Reviews about The Literate Economist: A Brief History of Economics (The Harpercollins Series in Economics) (4):
Freaky Hook
Highly focused and really well written so everybody can understand and follow his lines effortlessly
Gavinranadar
Here is a book to explain the foggy and even filthy aspects of that great guessing game of economics. Pure economics would have been an adjunct of philosophy, especially in areas of ethics and morals. Just as medical sciences like surgery and dentistry have been hijacked and abused by those desiring enhanced teeth, tits, vulvae and eye and lip surrounds,(or the fat) so economics has been abused by the greedy, ambitious, crooked and devious. To justify behaviour of extreme antisocial and selfish acquisitiveness, some economists and fringe financial figures have turned economics into a bloody, noholdsbarred death struggle, with Keynes and Hayek lately being worshipped or denounced by half-baked wannabe seers and opinioneers. Ray Canterbery gives a broad, witty, informative scale and analysis to it all. You can see how a fraud of a female impersonator with grudges going back through the Tsars and Lenin, one A Rand, can be appealing to those seeking justifiable excuses for whole careers. You can learn how a tissue thin mentality can become a manipulatable president of the USA, purely to get noticed and be relieved. You might learn of the imprudence many had in believing and following false messiahs in Greenspan, Friedman, Volcker, etc. You can see how the Milkens and Madoffs came and went, with more likely. World finance, especially USA trends, frighten us, leave the honest hardworking job holder and seeker in fear, the investor on the outside of the pillaging gangs in danger. Why do we allow it, this "crime"? This is the best single book to unravel, all too late, some of the machinations of that moneyed type and class which wants to control and corner the wealth, with all the political and social power that it promises. Adam Smith might smile, Marx would have said he told us, Keynes would have denounced his messed up supporters. Read it well.
Windworker
My professor of economic thought class recommends this book. Easy to read.
Dianazius
I have a personal interest in economics and have read a couple rudimentary college economic books on my own. But I wanted to learn more about economics than just lines and graphs. I wanted a book that talked about the major economists. This book does that and more.

The book gives a short personal history of the economists that are mentioned and the relationships between them and their different theories. The author even throws in some literary references here and there. (The author states that literature often states the real economic conditions of certain time periods.)

The book was very readable. It does not weight you down with heavy math or an intense review of graphs behind economic theory. Generally, when it gets into the math that supports whatever theory, it is usually just 3 or 4 pages long and is explained in an understandable, logical way. What I did for myself while I was reading was I took notes just here and there to remind me of what economist had what theory.

The book is well ordered; it is pretty much a time line from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman. The book builds upon each new theory and each new economist comparing schools of thought that came before until the end when... when we reach Reaganomics.

Reading about Reaganomics was the toughest reading of the book. This is the only part of the book that I found difficult. I found the complexities of Reagonomics are... somewhat off the wall. I'm going to have to go back and re-read that section. This is the main reason why I did not give the book 5 stars. Someone who is more versed in economics might better understand this section in one reading. However, the author's concluding opinion of Reagonomics is very clear. (Hint: It is not positive.)

I find the author to be somewhat refreshing in that in the ending pages, if I understood him correctly, he strongly hints that theories of economics, and economist, should be taken with a grain or two of salt.

I recommend the book.

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