The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Economic Thinkers

By Robert L. Heilbroner
Read by Mary Woods

11.18 Hours 05/01/1992 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781441743688

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Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers is the most widely read text on the history of economic thought ever written. Here, the great economic thinkers—from Adam Smith to Malthus, Marx to John Maynard Keynes—come to life in the context of their times. We come to see their ideas not merely as inspired works of the past but as commentaries that light up our own times. Millions of copies of this universally celebrated book have been sold in five editions and in two dozen languages. For over fifty years it has been the standard text in hundreds of introductory economics courses, educating and entertaining millions of readers, teachers, and students alike.

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Summary

Summary

Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers is the most widely read text on the history of economic thought ever written. Here, the great economic thinkers—from Adam Smith to Malthus, Marx to John Maynard Keynes—come to life in the context of their times. We come to see their ideas not merely as inspired works of the past but as commentaries that light up our own times.

Millions of copies of this universally celebrated book have been sold in five editions and in two dozen languages. For over fifty years it has been the standard text in hundreds of introductory economics courses, educating and entertaining millions of readers, teachers, and students alike.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic.” Lester Thurow, New York Times bestselling author
“A brilliant achievement.” John Kenneth Galbraith, New York Times bestselling author
“Robert Heilbroner’s The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times, and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.” Leonard Silk, New York Times bestseller
“If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill; who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.” New York Times
“Mary Woods has a warm reading voice equally adept at communicating the logic and the liveliness of these economic giants; I sense her smiling and even blushing at the seamier anecdotes.”  Talking Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Robert L. Heilbroner

Robert L. Heilbroner is the Norman Thomas Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at the New School for Social Research and is the author of more than twenty books. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 11.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English