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The Clash of Economic Ideas

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Paperback, 428 pages
Published 2012 by Cambridge University Press
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Wise_owl
Mar 18, 2013 Wise_owl rated it it was ok
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One seldom expects a text-book to blow you away, and one on the history of economic thought isn't exactly riveting. I feel on some level this book should have earned more stars, but a few thins kept my enjoyement limited.

Ultmately I was looking for a survey work on the history of economic idea's, and I got this at measure, however I felt the work itself was not merely betraying a bias, but fundementally about that bias. I felt it covered favoured terrain in a much more systematic way that it did
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Pedro
Jun 08, 2013 Pedro rated it really liked it
An interesting book about economics, especially about intellectual struggles in the discipline, with special focus in this century and the previous one, but tracing the origins of some ideas back to early economists and philosophers. Keynesians vs. Austrians vs. Monetarists, debates on public debt and deficits, the "socialism calculation debate", public goods vs. public choice: most important debates are present in this book, mostly with straightforward explanations of the arguments in both side ...more
Sam Marshall
Simply put, this book was brutal. While the first chapter caught my attention with fun gossip about some of the great economists and the final few chapters refocused on current debates in economics, the bulk of this book was overwhelmed with excruciating, uninteresting details about economists lives and details of certain events. The book opens by stating that it will not unfold linearly and will move back and forth through time like a quentin tarantino film, but this is not for dramatic purpose ...more
Nolan Gray
Mar 02, 2015 Nolan Gray rated it it was amazing
A wide-ranging overview of important 20th century economic debates, accessible to anyone familiar with basic micro/macro. Elements of economic history flesh out what's really an intellectual history of economics. Strong emphasis on market-oriented thinkers and schools, especially the Austrian and Chicago schools, though the views of opposing schools are discussed. A conclusion would have been nice.
John
Sep 04, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on economics and economic theory I have ever read. Clear and wide ranging, it should be read by anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with economic policy debates.
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