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Publisher's Summary

Understand the greatest books in economics with the latest volume in the best-selling 50 Classics series. From Karl Marx to Naomi Klein, from The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital, here are the 50 most important titles on finance and world economy distilled.

50 Economics Classics considers the legacy of some of the great names including Ricardo, Keynes, Malthus and Friedman and highlights the work of newer writers including Piketty, Luigi Zingales and Enrico Moretti. It presents the most influential titles on finance and work economy, from JL Galbraith's and Ben Bernanke's explanations of the Great Depression to Robert Shiller's spotlight on the tech bubble to Michael Lewis' insights into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

These are the great listens, novel ideas and famous texts in international political economy - illuminated and clarified for all.

©2017 Tom Butler-Bowden (P)2017 John Murray Press

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Good balance of traditional left and right wing economics ideas

This book is a great start to understanding economics. It shows you the basics and references books which relate to each chapter and even had a ‘in a nutshell’ idea of each chapter for easy reference.

My criticism would be that some ideas seems to contradict each other in terms of ‘what’s the best plan for x situation’ but I suppose that’s very apt because the book demonstrates that there are multiple ideas from different perspectives of how economics works (and doesn’t). Very interesting and great gateway to actually being interested in economics.

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fantastic book, highly recommend

summarize the best books out there into one, they it's read to you. great overview of the bat or the best

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  • 11-09-2017

Great overview of Economics books

Loved it. I plan to read the most interesting books in this summary. I would absolutely recommend.