History of Economic Ideas by Panayotis G. Michaelides; Theodoulos Eleftherios PapadakisThis book examines the history of economic thought and of political economy over the past 250 years. It presents an accessible introduction to the lives and ideas of some of economics' most prominent theoreticians, including at least one representative of each major school of economic thought. Additionally, learning objectives, summaries, key takeaways, and revision questions are included to facilitate learning and self-assessment. The concise nature of this book makes it an easy-to-use guide to the early pioneers of political economy (Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Walras), the 20th century innovators of economics (Keynes, Schumpeter, Hayek, Friedman, Solow), or the more recent research in the discipline (Nash, Sen, Stiglitz, Krugman). Those interested in the history of economic thought will find this book to be an invaluable resource.
Publication Date: 2023-01-29
The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek (Editor)The Road to Serfdom remains one of the all-time classics of twentieth-century intellectual thought. For over half a century, it has inspired politicians and thinkers around the world, and has had a crucial impact on our political and cultural history. With trademark brilliance, Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of. Addressing economics, fascism, history, socialism and the Holocaust, Hayek unwraps the trappings of socialist ideology. He reveals to the world that little can result from such ideas except oppression and tyranny. Today, more than fifty years on, Hayek's warnings are just as valid as when The Road to Serfdom was first published.