Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius /
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Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius /

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...

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Main Author: Nasar, Sylvia
Format: Book
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition:1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.

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Table of Contents:
  • Perfectly new: Engels and Karl Marx in the age of miracles
  • Must there be a proletariat? Alfred Marshall's patron saint
  • Miss Potter's profession: Beatrice Webb and the housekeeping state
  • Empire of energy: Irving Fisher and the cross of gold
  • Creative destruction: Joseph Schumpeter and economic evolution
  • The last days of mankind: Schumpeter in Vienna
  • "Europe is dying" : Maynard Keynes at Versailles
  • The joyless street: Schumpeter and Hayek in Vienna
  • Immaterial mechanisms of the mind: Keynes and Fisher in the 1920s
  • Starter trouble: the Great Depression
  • Searching: Webb and Robinson in the 1930s
  • Economists' war: Keynes and Friedman in WWII
  • Exile: Schumpeter and Hayek in WWII
  • Past and future: Keynes at Bretton Woods
  • Road from serfdom: Hayek and the German miracle
  • Paul Samuelson goes to Washington
  • Inventing the future: Robinson in Moscow and Beijing
  • Tryst with destiny.