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The Evolution of Economic Ideas and Systems

A Pluralist Introduction

Geoffrey Schneider (Bucknell University, USA)



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11 December 2018
In order to fully understand the evolution and future growth of economic systems, we must draw on the lessons of economic history. The 2008 Financial Crisis, for example, mirrored past economic meltdowns with uncanny accuracy. Just like the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s, it featured deregulated lenders taking incredible risks with other people's money. Historical analysis is crucial to understanding trends and patterns that can help us predict the future.

This text presents a ground-breaking, pluralistic introduction to economic history and the history of economic thought. Tracing the development of economic systems and economic thought, the text introduces students to the story from ancient times to contemporary capitalism, and also its critics. Focusing in particular on Smith, Marx, Veblen, and Keynes, the text encourages students to consider which ideas and systems are still relevant in the modern world. This book can be used as a standalone text for relevant classes or as a supplement in any principles course.
By:   Geoffrey Schneider (Bucknell University USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780367024758
ISBN 10:   0367024756
Series:   Routledge Pluralist Introductions to Economics
Pages:   190
Publication Date:   11 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Geoffrey Schneider is a Professor of Economics at Bucknell University, USA. He directs the International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics and he has published numerous books and articles from a pluralistic perspective.

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