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A little history of economics : revised version, Niall Kishtainy

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A little history of economics : revised version
Title
A little history of economics
Title remainder
revised version
Statement of responsibility
Niall Kishtainy
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Language
eng
Summary
A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
A little history of economics : revised version, Niall Kishtainy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cool heads and warm hearts -- The soaring swans -- God's economy -- Going for gold -- Nature's bounty -- The invisible hand -- Corn meets iron -- An ideal world -- Too many mouths -- Workers of the world -- A perfect balance -- Shut out the sun -- The profits of war -- The noisy trumpeter -- Coke or pepsi? -- The man with a plan -- Flashing your cash -- Down the plughole -- Creative destruction -- The prisoners' dilemma -- The tyranny of government -- The big push -- The economics of everything -- Growing up -- Sweet harmony -- A world in two -- Fill up the bath -- Ruled by clowns -- Money illusion -- Future gazing -- Speculators on the attack -- Saving the underdog -- Knowing me, knowing you -- Broken promises -- Missing women -- Minds in fog -- Economics in the real world -- Bankers go wild -- Giants in the sky -- Why be an economist?
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vi, 249 pages
Isbn
9780300206364
Lccn
2016042806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations

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