This book offers a new account of David Ricardo's political economy that is both scholarly and accessible. It provides an up to date overview of the secondary literature on Ricardo, and discusses alternative perspectives on his work, including those of Marxians, neoclassicals and Sraffians. The book makes a critical assessment of the 'new views' of Ricardo's politics, his macroeconomics and his theory of wages, and links his writings to current controversies on fiscal and monetary policy, including 'Ricardian equivalence', fiscal austerity and the case for an independent central bank. Successive chapters deal with Ricardo's life and times; his vision, including his philosophical and political ideas; his theory of value and distribution; international trade and the case against protection; Ricardo's macroeconomics, focusing on Say's Law, money and banking, and structural unemployment; his approach to fiscal policy, monetary policy, the relief of poverty and classical liberalism; his editors and critics, 1823-2013; and the alternative interpretations of Ricardo's economics of Marx, Marshall and Sraffa. There is a comprehensive bibliography.
"You are in a Bible study, with a group of people. You are all studying the same passage. And someone points out something that you hadn't noticed before. New light is suddenly shed on familiar material. And you realize that, left to yourself, you'd have missed that. "Other people help us understand both Scripture and our faith more deeply. It helps to study Scripture and think about the gospel in good company -- and this book aims to put you in good company as you think through some key areas of the Christian faith. "Reading about the great Christian thinkers of the past is like being at a really good Bible study. They can help you think through things you may have been puzzled by. They can cast new light on a familiar scriptural passage. They can inspire with their testimonies. They can stretch your thinking, helping you wrestle with important questions which you ought to think through at some point. What better way to begin, than to be introduced to a classic discussion of such questions?" --from the Introduction
Joan Robinson is widely considered to be amongst the greatest economists of the 20th Century. This book provides a comprehensive study of her life and work, examining her role in the making of The General Theory, her critical interest in Marxian eocnomics, her contributions to Labour Party policy and her writings on development, especially China.
A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history.
Some of historyâs greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a catâs fur sparked young Nikola Teslaâs interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchillâs homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends.
Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from historyâs most notable âcat men,â Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.
Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. To make the work more engaging, boxes in each chapter highlight little-known - and often amusing - facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.
This book examinesÂ the life and work of John Kenneth Galbraith, a truly iconic figure in progressive modern liberalism and a seminal influence in the rise of heterodox political economy. It emphasizesÂ hisÂ continuing relevanceÂ to the currentÂ researchÂ of today, and to the multifaceted crisis of democratic capitalism.