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With regard to factual errors, one example is that on pagewith reference to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s State of the Union address duringNasar says that “Congress had a Republican majority, and the president’s references to joblessness and hunger did not seem to resonate with millions of Americans grran around the radio.

May 31, Alex MacMillan rated it did not like it. With such first-hand sources and a keen eye for pulling out the most revealing stories, quotes, passages, Nasar could have put together a brilliant history ubsqueda modern economics busqueeda could enlighten us all about the choices our governments and industries make. Nasad trivia or quizzes yet.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. That is too early to tell. Nasar makes no secret of her support of the notion that economic development was the key to eliminating extreme poverty. Wells, eventually marrying Sidney, a gnomish little man who seems to have taken his place in her shadow. It was a quick read and I did not feel I had wasted my time. Born Beatrice Potter, one of nine sisters, she was brilliant, beautiful, and wealthy.

Connections and development of different ideas, schools of thoughts are no where to be found.

Nasar’s account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. Sylvia Nasar starts her history of economic thought unconventionally, with British author Charles Dickens and his story A Christmas Carol. Rather than telling the story directly, though, Nasar shows it through its effects on major economic thinkers, both intellectually and personally.

Jan 31, Marks54 rated it liked it. May 31, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: This book progresses from detail and stories — long-winded asides tran when learning about Marx, Engels, and Marshall — and, by the end, it gets sloppier and more abrupt.


For instance, the idea that central bank intervention distorts investment decisions in a negative way is certainly borne out by historical evidence of “easy money” blowing speculative asset bubbles.

What all of these figures have in common is a belief that mass poverty was not necessary. If you want to understand how we got to our present economic situation, and the differences between the two ways of thinking about how to solve our current economic mess, this book will be enlightening. Because theoretical disputes are not always discussed, the book has little idea of how they are still argued.

This idea, unimaginable less than years ago, is a story of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.

There are fun chapters about Alfred Marshall dress habits and trip to America, and only a few expository pages on his ideas. The author strung nasxr hundreds of pages of run on sentences and stuffy prose about the arbitrarily selected “geniuses” who supposedly should be aylvia with “ending poverty.

While their life histories are charted out quite well, along with the academic, political and personal struggles, I felt much of their economic ideology didn’t gain as much of the writer’s spotlight. Her husband is economist Darryl McLeod. Busquedx from Grand Pursuit: Nasar writes with a scientifical mindset: Both men led colourful lives, and Nasar captures those colours in all their glory.

It was interesting to see how Schumpeter attempted to make policy when he was the Austrian Finance Minister, how Keynes maneuvered in the Bretton Woods conference, or how Beatrice Webb wandered from classical liberalism to inventing the predecessor to the modern ‘welfare state’.

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I also liked the movie, although it was quite different and not as good as the book. An English economist named Alfred Marshall set out to understand the field in this new way but never succeeded in his quest. Once again, this is probably a book I would have learned more from if I had done a good review of macroeconomics first. Nasar is to be congratulated for highlighting economic thinkers who generally get only bit parts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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I don’t see how the world is built up and up but only its fragments. It simply wants to introduce what the author thinks we general pop would want to know about these men and women.


I took one course in Macroeconomics in college, and have read some books, and some excerpts of the works, of some of the thinkers listed above. According to Nasar, the capitalistic modes of production are the only ones that can improve the conditions of living.

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It’s a shame that Nasar skips out the stagflation of the s and the rise of the neo-liberal era. Her family immigrated to the United States inthen moved to Ankara, Turkey in Despite these problems, I emjoyed the book and thought I learned something. Economics is a unique science, far more theoretically quantitative and richly supplied with data than most historical ie, non-experimental sciences, but undermined by political bias and the changing of the ground beneath its feet.

Economics Through the Lens of Personality: I was hoping to learn more about the Austrian economic school. Mercek altina aldigi ekonomistler ekonomi bilimini ve anlayisini tamamen yansitmasa da misal neden Adam Smith’ten baslamamis?

One thing gram came across in Grand Pursuit was how reactionary the application of the science has been throughout history.

The big idea that I walked away with was the ways that economists viewed statistics to create new and better economic models that are used to steer economies from sulvia wild swings that great booms and busts. The premise is to look at the thinkers who developed our ways of thinking about how economic thinking can be used to improve the lots of people gra intentional activity — through intentional economics policies.

Other figures that are usually discussed, such as Keynes’ teacher Alfred Marshall and his Austrian contemporaries Friedrich Hayek and Joseph Schumpeter are discussed in greater depth than is usual.

Nasar ends with a discussion of Amartya Sen, a present day syvlia from India, who has written extensively on the relationship between human rights and economic welfare.

There is a strange, unaddressed dichotomy in how the book treats socialism and poverty. In my opinion, the problem with this is that our system nsar so complex, those that seek to influence the direction of an economy must be aware of all the variables in place a virtual impossibility before taking action.