Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius

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Simon and Schuster, 2011 - 558 páginas
An instant New York Times bestseller, in a sweeping narrative the author of the esteemed A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands.

A New York Times bestseller, this sweeping narrative from the author of A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. Grand Pursuit is the epic story of the making of modern economics, of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands.

 

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In her preface, Nasar describes Grand Pursuit as “the story of an idea that was born in the Golden Age before World War I,” the grand pursuit of “turning economics into an instrument of mastery” that ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - unlikely - LibraryThing

Very disappointing. Almost no explanation of the economic theories and arguments raised by the economists. Almost exclusively, a history of their lives and times. I don't feel that I gained any further understanding of the economic principles at issue. Very disappointing. Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Perfectly New
11
Must There Be a Proletariat?
48
Miss Potters Profession
91
Cross of Gold Fisher and the Money Illusion
139
Creative Destruction
171
War of the Worlds
197
Europe Is Dying Keynes at Versailles
235
The Joyless Street Schumpeter and Hayek in Vienna
262
Experiments
338
The Economists War
354
Exile Schumpeter and Hayek in World War II
372
Past and Future Keynes at Bretton Woods
390
Instruments of Mastery
409
Grand Illusion Robinson in Moscow and Beijing
426
Imagining the Future 461
465
Index
527

Immaterial Devices of the Mind
281
Magneto Trouble Keynes and Fisher
306

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Acerca del autor (2011)

Sylvia Nasar is the author of the bestselling A Beautiful Mind, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. She is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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