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The Making of Economic Society

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  9 reviews
With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book gives readers a balanced perspective of why our economic society is the way it is and where it may be headed by tracing its development from the Middles Ages to the present. Showing that today's economic problems cannot be understood unless we have an understanding of how they first arose, it explores the catalyti ...more
Paperback, 10th, 208 pages
Published August 28th 1997 by Prentice Hall College Division (first published 1962)
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Matias Fernandez
MOES serves as a gateway to economic thinking. It's short, easy-to-read, and brilliant, simply brilliant. Many critics suggest that the book is not as in depth as it should be, but that's the whole point. It implants a template of questions in the reader's mind (some attached with very general answers), and allows the reader to search for the truth on his own.

I strongly suggest you read this book before diving into any other book in the broad field of Economics.
Ahmed Hassan
An excellent book from an educational point of view!

The writer was able to demonstrate the evolution of the economic behavior of different societies according to their environmental conditions as well as the humanitarian input of society individuals (inventions, theories, philosophies, religion ...etc.)

The book was also able to introduce some basic thoughts of political economy and an evaluation of different economic theories and an analysis of the application in society.

The book had two main di
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Marc
Destijds klassieker, verplichte lectuur bij universiteitscursus, maar veel te gedetailleerd.
Alan   Mauldin
I'd give this 4.5. It's a quick, but not necessarily easy (at least for an English-lit major who had one economics class in college that I was mostly stoned out of my gourd during), read that takes us from hunter-gather economies through serfdom, the beginnings of the market economy, the industrial revolution/s up to the present problem of growing wealth inequality that is both evident within individual countries and the world as a whole.
Giacomo Casanova
This book is simply amazing from an education point of view. I gave it four stars just because there are parts of the book where the writing gets pretty dry. Overall, this is an amazing compendium of the economics history of the capitalist world. This is a great primer for anyone who is interested in later reading those historical works that are comprised of volumes and volumes.
Marigold01
Wonderful introduction to economics and economic history from one of my favorite minds on this subject. Heilbroner maintains a broad world view, accute insights, and a humanisitic perspective.
Mwaseemn
A brilliant book for beginners in the foundations of Economics.
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Robert L. Heilbroner (March 24, 1919 – January 4, 2005) was an American economist and historian of economic thought. The author of some twenty books, Heilbroner was best known for The Worldly Philosophers, a survey of the lives and contributions of famous economists, notably Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes.

Written in 1953, The Worldly Philosophers has sold nearly four million copies
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