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The Resource Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar

Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar

Label
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius
Title
Grand pursuit
Title remainder
the story of economic genius
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Nasar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world--from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.15092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB75
LC item number
.N347 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Act I: Hope. Perfectly new : Engels and Karl Marx in the age of miracles -- Must there be a proletariat? : Marshall's patron saint -- Miss Potter's profession : Webb and the housekeeping state -- Cross of gold : Fisher and the money illusion -- Creative destruction : Schumpeter and economic evolution -- Act II: Fear. The last days of mankind : Schumpeter in Vienna -- Europe is dying : Keynes at Versailles -- The joyless street : Schumpeter and Hayek in Vienna -- Immaterial devices of the mind : Keynes and Fisher in the 1920s -- Magneto trouble : Keynes and Fisher in the Great Depression -- Experiments : Webb and Robinson in the 1930s -- The economists' war : Keynes and Friedman at the Treasury -- Exile : Schumpeter and Hayek in World War II -- Act III: Confidence. Past and future : Keynes at Bretton Woods -- The road from serfdom : Hayek and the German miracle -- Instruments of mastery : Samuelson goes to Washington -- Grand illusion : Robinson in Moscow and Beijing -- Tryst with destiny : Sen in Calcutta and Cambridge
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 558 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684872988
Lccn
2011024751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn646113144
  • (OCoLC)ocn793785976
Label
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Act I: Hope. Perfectly new : Engels and Karl Marx in the age of miracles -- Must there be a proletariat? : Marshall's patron saint -- Miss Potter's profession : Webb and the housekeeping state -- Cross of gold : Fisher and the money illusion -- Creative destruction : Schumpeter and economic evolution -- Act II: Fear. The last days of mankind : Schumpeter in Vienna -- Europe is dying : Keynes at Versailles -- The joyless street : Schumpeter and Hayek in Vienna -- Immaterial devices of the mind : Keynes and Fisher in the 1920s -- Magneto trouble : Keynes and Fisher in the Great Depression -- Experiments : Webb and Robinson in the 1930s -- The economists' war : Keynes and Friedman at the Treasury -- Exile : Schumpeter and Hayek in World War II -- Act III: Confidence. Past and future : Keynes at Bretton Woods -- The road from serfdom : Hayek and the German miracle -- Instruments of mastery : Samuelson goes to Washington -- Grand illusion : Robinson in Moscow and Beijing -- Tryst with destiny : Sen in Calcutta and Cambridge
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 558 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684872988
Lccn
2011024751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn646113144
  • (OCoLC)ocn793785976

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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