Breit, William Academic Scribblers

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Academic Scribblers

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The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic The Wordly Philosophers leaves off. Whereas Heilbroner begins with Smith and ends with Joseph Schumpeter, Breit and Ransom bring the story of modern American and British economic theory up to the 1980s. The Academic Scribblers is an elegant summary of modern economic policy debate and an enticement into a happy engagement with the "dismal science" of economics."


Originally published in 1998.


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This text offers a thoughtful summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of 12 major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. The book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's "The Worldly Philosophers" leaves off, and brings the story of modern American and British economic theory up to the 1980s. It presents a summary of modern economic policy debate and an enticement into the "dismal science" of economics.

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"As a guide to the intellectual origins of many hotly debated current and proposed economic policies, The Academic Scribblers is an outstanding success." --J. Bernard Burnham, National Review

"Even to try to survey so much is commendable and the authors have done more. They take the reader through the ideas of the twelve in a way that shows that they are competent theorists themselves." --William D. Grampp, The American Political Science Review

"[ The Academic Scribblers] is a compact, lucid survey of the ideas of an even dozen British and American economists.... A splendid book. It should be read by every undergraduate student of economics." --William H. Miernyk, Social Science Quarterly

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