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The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner
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Nov 17, 11

it was amazing
Read from October 24 to November 15, 2011

I've been reading a lot of books about the financial industry and/or various money-grubbing subjects, but didn't really have a solid background in economic theory. Heilbroner's book is perfect, in that regard - the major movements in economic thought are explained and commented upon, from Adam Smith to Keynes and Schumpeter in the 20th century (and a brief bit up to the 1990's), and I didn't have to re-learn algebra or parse any page-long sentences without subjects or verbs. As an introductory text, I couldn't have asked for much more. Somehow, a book about economists and economics never managed to bore me. That says plenty, I think.
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