The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers (Penguin Business Library)

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The final revision of this classic bestseller, the 7th edition defines the common thread linking the world's greatest economic thinkers and explores the philosophies that motivate them. Hailed by Galbraith as a "brilliant achievement", The Worldly Philosophers with over 2 million copies sold worldwide, not only enables us to see more deeply into our history, but helps us to better understand our own times. Heilbroner provides the new theme that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith andKarl Marx: the desire to understand how a capitalist society works. A new chapter conveys a concern that today's increasingly "scientific" economics may overlook fundamental social and political issues that are central to economics.

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Lester Thurow

"The Worldly Philosophers," quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. "The Worldly Philosophers" gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.



John Kenneth Galbraith A brilliant achievement.

Paul Samuelson Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of The Worldly Philosophers will inspire a new generation of economists.

Leonard Silk Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.

The New York Times If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.

Lester Thurow The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. The Worldly Philosophers gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.

John Kenneth Galbraith

A brilliant achievement.



Paul Samuelson

Sinclair Lewis's "Arrowsmith" inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of "The Worldly Philosophers" will inspire a new generation of economists.



Leonard Silk

Robert Heilbroner's "The Worldly Philosophers" is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.



"The New York Times"

If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.



Lester Thurow

"The Worldly Philosophers, " quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. "The Worldly Philosophers" gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.



John Kenneth GalbraithA brilliant achievement.

Paul SamuelsonSinclair Lewis's "Arrowsmith" inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of "The Worldly Philosophers" will inspire a new generation of economists.

Leonard SilkRobert Heilbroner's "The Worldly Philosophers" is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.

"The New York Times"If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.

Lester Thurow"The Worldly Philosophers," quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. "The Worldly Philosophers" gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.

"A brilliant achievement."

--John Kenneth Galbraith

"A brilliant achievement."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

"Robert Heilbroner's "The Worldly Philosophers" is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future."
--Leonard Silk

""The Worldly Philosophers, " quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. "The Worldly Philosophers" gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers."
--Lester Thurow

"Sinclair Lewis's "Arrowsmith" inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of "The Worldly Philosophers" will inspire a new generation of economists."
--Paul Samuelson

A brilliant achievement.
John Kenneth Galbraith"

Robert Heilbroner's "The Worldly Philosophers" is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.
Leonard Silk"

"The Worldly Philosophers, " quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. "The Worldly Philosophers" gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.
Lester Thurow"

Sinclair Lewis's "Arrowsmith" inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of "The Worldly Philosophers" will inspire a new generation of economists.
Paul Samuelson"

A brilliant achievement.
John Kenneth Galbraith"

If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.
The New York Times"

Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.
Leonard Silk"

The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. The Worldly Philosophers gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers.
Lester Thurow"

Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of The Worldly Philosophers will inspire a new generation of economists.
Paul Samuelson"

"A brilliant achievement."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

"If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities."
--The New York Times

"Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future."
--Leonard Silk

"The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. The Worldly Philosophers gives us a clear understanding of the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read the great economic thinkers."
--Lester Thurow

"Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of The Worldly Philosophers will inspire a new generation of economists."
--Paul Samuelson

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