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Looking for a book that describes and goes into the history of various economic philosophies

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yoda's walking stick
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Jul 24 2011 14:02
Looking for a book that describes and goes into the history of various economic philosophies

Essentially I'm looking for something like this, but that encapsulates the thought of more than just three thinkers, and is recommended by you. smile

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Three-Economics-Maynard-Keynes/dp/0765616947/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311515964&sr=1-12

Angelus Novus
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Jul 24 2011 14:31

Duncan Foley, Adam's Fallacy

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Jul 24 2011 14:37

'From Political Economy to Economics: Method, the Social and the Historical in the Evolution of Economic Theory'

&

'From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics'

Both by Ben Fine & Dimitris Milonakis.

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Jul 24 2011 16:02

All of the above are available for free as PDFs at www.library.nu (you have to register to see be able to search for the books).

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Jul 24 2011 16:05

Also, Simon Clarke's Marx, Marginalism, and Modern Sociology (available as a free download on his homepage) goes briefly into the history of classical political economy, Marx's critique, and the marginalist revolution, in a very palatable way in my view.

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Jul 24 2011 16:30

thanks smile

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Jul 24 2011 16:35

There's this great book on the history of political economy I heard about once, it's called 'Theories of Surplus-Value', by some bearded German guy whose name I forget...

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Jul 24 2011 18:14

I. I. Rubin. Easy to read and understand.

http://books.google.com/books/about/A_history_of_economic_thought.html?id=IVx_QgAACAAJ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaak_Illich_Rubin

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Jul 24 2011 18:47

Long time no see, Mikail. I second your recommendation. It's also available on library.nu. A weakness of the book is that it, obviously, does not deal with modern "economics", as it ends with J. S. Mill.

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Jul 25 2011 08:19

I'd suggest separate book for each economic philosophy.

For Parecon: ABC's of Political Economy, by Robin Hahnel

For neoclassical economics: Principles of Economics, by Alfred Marshall

For classical Keynesianism: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, by Keynes

For neo-Ricardian economics: Marx After Sraffa, by Ian Steedman