The Resource Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar

Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar

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Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius
Title
Grand pursuit
Title remainder
the story of economic genius
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Nasar
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Language
eng
Summary
The epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world--from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.15
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB75
LC item number
.N347 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn646113144
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 558 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684872988
Lccn
2011024751
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)646113144

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