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Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

John Kenneth Galbraith


This book presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, the book shows that economics is not a timeless, objective science, but is continually evolving as it is shaped by specific times and places. From Adam Smith's theories during the Industrial Revolution to those of John Maynard Keynes after the Great Depression, the book demonstrates that if economic ideas are to remain relevant, they must continually adapt to the world they inhabit. A lively examination o ... More

Keywords: economics, Industrial Revolution, John Maynard Keynes, Great Depression, Adam Smith, economic ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691171647
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kenneth Galbraith, author