Synopses & Reviews
What makes economies work--or not work? This concise overview of the field's great thinkers offers a wealth of information. Paul Heyne, one of the nation's best-selling economists, provides an accessible overview of the discipline of economics. Economic knowledge, he contends, is not complete without reference to the totality of human society--a realization essential to a proper understanding of the fundamental principles of economics. The sweep of economic thinking is presented here with reference to the great economists and important schools of thought.
What is economics and what can you expect to learn from studying it? In this guide, Paul Heyne, for many years one of America's most respected free-market economists, takes this question as his guiding principle. The story of the progress of economic thought--as embodied in the methods and theories of Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Friedrich von Hayek, James Buchanan, and other influential scholars--provides Heyne with the material for an effective demonstration of the power and promise of the economic way of thinking.