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50 Economics Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy

Tom Butler-Bowdon



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Nicholas Brealey
16 May 2017
Business & Economics; Economics
Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS to Thomas Piketty's bestseller CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.
By:   Tom Butler-Bowdon
Imprint:   Nicholas Brealey
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9781857886733
ISBN 10:   1857886739
Series:   The Greatest Books Distilled
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   16 May 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on the personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and the Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia, and runs a successful website:

Reviews for 50 Economics Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy

Distils all the information down into a single, easy-to-digest book. Summarises two centuries of discussion and ideas on what makes the economy work. * Oxford Times * Distils the most influential economics books ever written. * Daily Express * Economics giants such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx and Milton Friedman feature heavily, but one of the book's big plus points for me is that it has room for more contemporary authors and ideas... the book is a well-written affair by an author obviously in full control of his subject. -- Tom Herbert * AccountingWEB * I've read 50 Economics Classics cover to cover. It's a remarkable achievement and I wish I'd had it when doing A level economics. -- Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principle A good starting point for someone new to economics wanting a general overview. Capturing the essence of a book in 3 pages is a difficult task. Tom Butler-Bowdon is obviously a very well-read person with this rare skill. -- Diane Coyle, author of GDP: A brief but affectionate history A fascinating and very timely book. -- Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of Political Economy, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University This is not just a book for people who want to save time by reading one book instead of 50. [It] looks into some huge pieces of economic thought which even many important economists have browsed too swiftly. If you are not an economist, this book will teach you a lot. And if you are an economist, it will also teach you a lot. -- Hernan Blejer, economic journalist, analyst for Euromonitor, lecturer University of Buenos Aires, London School of Economics The synopses in this book are fair, balanced, and about as good an introduction to the broad range of modern economic writing, along with a few classics, as one is likely to find. -- Professor James K Galbraith, author of 'Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know' Something of a modern classic in its own right. * Engineering and Technology *

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