New Ideas from Dead Economists

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-06
  • Publisher: PLUME BOOKS

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The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history— Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and more—shows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this revised edition, renowned economist Todd Buchholz offers an insightful and informed perspective on key economic issues in the new millennium: increasing demand for energy, the rise of China, international trade, aging populations, health care, and the effects of global warming. New Ideas from Dead Economistsis a fascinating guide to understanding both the evolution of economic theory and our complex contemporary economy.

Author Biography

TODD BUCHHOLZ is an internationally acclaimed economist and author. He served as director of economic policy at the White House and is a contributing editor at Worth magazine. He taught economics at Harvard, and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Forbes, and is the author of New Ideas from Dead CEOs (May 2007).

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Preface to the Revised Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction: The Plight of the Economistp. 1
The Second Coming of Adam Smithp. 10
Malthus: Prophet of Doom and Population Boomp. 43
David Ricardo and the Cry for Free Tradep. 69
The Stormy Mind of John Stuart Millp. 92
The Angry Oracle Called Karl Marxp. 116
Alfred Marshall and the Marginalist Mindp. 148
Old and New Institutionalistsp. 176
Keynes: Bon Vivant as Saviorp. 206
Milton Friedman and the Monetarist Battle Against Keynesp. 229
The Public Choice School: Politics as a Businessp. 253
The Wild World of Rational Expectations and Behavioral Economicsp. 283
Dark Clouds, Silver Liningsp. 304
Notesp. 314
Indexp. 337
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