Robert L. Heilbroner

Robert L. Heilbroner


Born
in New York, The United States
March 24, 1919

Died
January 04, 2005

Genre

Influences
Adolph Lowe


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—the second-best-selling economics text of all time. The seventh edition of the book, published in 1999, included a new final chapter entitled "The End of Worldly Philosophy?", which included both a grim view on the current state of economics as well as a hopeful vision for a "reborn worldly philosophy" that incorporated social aspects of capitalis
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The Worldly Philosophers

4.12 avg rating — 5,436 ratings — published 1953 — 41 editions
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Economics Explained

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Teachings from the Worldly ...

3.88 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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The Nature and Logic of Cap...

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3.80 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions
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The Making of Economic Society

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3.82 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1962 — 26 editions
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Marxism: For and Against

3.76 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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21st Century Capitalism

3.71 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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The Economic Transformation...

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3.77 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1977 — 4 editions
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An Inquiry into the Human P...

3.72 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
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Behind the Veil of Economic...

3.94 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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“If socialism failed, it was for political, more than economic, reasons; and if capitalism is to succeed it will be because it finds the political will and means to tame its economic forces.”
Robert L. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers

“You cannot get them to talk of politics so long as they are well employed,”
Robert L. Heilbroner, The Worldly Philosophers

“Nevertheless these first readings will give us a chance to think about a matter that we would certainly consider to be at the heart of economics—the drive to gain wealth.”
Robert L. Heilbroner, Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy