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The Worldly Philosophers Summary
Robert Heilbroner

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The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner is a study of the theories of some of the greatest economic thinkers. It is a book that will never go out of date, even if it goes out of print because the theories discussed are still quite relevant. Heilbroner presents some of the most interesting periods in the development of economic philosophical thinking, covering the theories of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter, and Thorstein Veblen. Each of these are the subject of their own chapters. David Ricardo and Thomas Malthus are covered together in one chapter. There is a chapter on the Utopian Socialists and another on the Victorian underworld. The book has the subtitle, "The Lives, Times and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers." A large part of the chapters are dedicated to the lives of these men and their careers, which...

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