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Yet in the epilogue, Nasar teases out two electrifying ideas bhsqueda the first is that economic developments, like the British Agricultural Revolution and the First Industrial Revolution, solve the problem of the ‘Malthusian trap’, allowing for continued improvements in the standard of living, not just population growth. It puts things in perspective. It was only in the s sylia economics, gradually coming into its own as a field of study, came to view the economy not as static but as a dynamic process that evolved as the productivity of labor increased.

Inceledi Mercek altina aldigi ekonomistler ekonomi bilimini ve anlayisini tamamen yansitmasa da misal neden Adam Smith’ten baslamamis? This is hands down the finest book on the actual study of economics that I have ever read.

That seemed to fit into my own ideas of ways of view Possibly mistitled this book did not seem to be so much about a grand idea but rather the stories of leading economists in the era following the Great Depression. But the bare fact remains that a majority of people in Western Europe, North America, and East Asia are free from starvation as a major concern, and how now economics has become entwined in government.

But the book is very thin in describing the history of economic ideas and how they related to each other. It is at least this new understanding of human behavior and agency which makes this material change in the human condition possible. According to Nasar, the capitalistic modes of production are the only ones that can improve the conditions of living. It had less materials than I had hoped to engage readers with more background in this material. One could say that Nasar gives convincing sketches of the contexts from which these thinkers arise, but I don’t agree with this.

The book is broken into three sections – leading up to world war one, the two world wars and the period since world war 2. Connections and development of different ideas, schools of thoughts are no where to be found.


Of all the brilliant men and women Nasar portrays in Grand Pursuit, Beatrice Webb is clearly her favorite.

I gave up on page Sep 08, alana Semuels rated it liked it. She didn’t spend as much time on Milton Friedman one of my favorites as I would like, and she spent too much time Joan Robinson and a chapter on Amyarta Sen, mostly, I suspect, as a nod to “diversity.

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Aug 13, Annita rated it liked it Shelves: However, she reserves her most respectful treatment for the brilliant Indian economic thinker, Amartya Sen. Joan Robinson, once she adopted Marxish views, thought that central planning was needed for economic growth in the third world and that human rights had to be sacrificed for growth. But the book is very thin in describing the history of The subtitle says this is a grand story of economic genius, but the text is more of a series of interesting anecdotes of the public lives of some famous economists.

An English economist named Alfred Marshall set out to understand the field in this new way but never succeeded in his quest. Nasar is to be co Sylvia Nasar starts her history of economic thought unconventionally, with British author Charles Dickens and his story A Christmas Carol. I felt that the book begins to really meander and turns a tad incoherent with the post WWII history, and hence the three stars. They have three children and live in Tarrytown, New York. The detailed descriptions of Keynes and Fisher’s economic thought is in contrast to the descriptions of Schumpeter and Hayek.

Friedrich Hayek, the darling of the Right, receives less attention. I had shelved this recently but decided to bump it up to the top of the list because I was looking for a history of economic thought that put Marx in context.

The editiorial problems can make the text hard to follow, while the factual mistakes may undermine a reader’s faith in the author’s conclusions.

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Her husband is economist Darryl McLeod. It was a quick read and I did not feel I had wasted my time. For four years, she did research with Nobel Laureate Wassily Leontief. In my opinion, Nasars mind is a bit too closed. Earlier economists, such as Thomas Malthus, thought that the poverty of the majority was inevitable, as birth rates adjusted to economic nasr to keep the majority very poor.


In the era of huge national deficits and concerns over a balanced budget, Ms.

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syovia With regard to factual errors, one example is that on pagewith reference to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s State of the Union address duringNasar says that “Congress had a Republican majority, and the president’s references to joblessness and hunger did not seem to resonate with millions of Americans gathered around the radio. There is a strange, unaddressed dichotomy in how the book treats socialism and poverty. Jun 22, linhtalinhtinh rated it it was ok Shelves: The title misleads one into thinking that this book is purely about economic history but in actuality, it provides a rich account of the lives of various economists and the circumstances which led them to invent the various theories which they did.

As an example of the unclear prose sometimes seen, on pagein reference to Keynes role in the British Treasury during the Second World War, Nasar writes that “Neither middle age, celebrity status,nor bad heart had dimmed his impatience with the inefficency of the King’s College freshmen or the fury sylviw in The Economic Consequences of the Peace. Quite an interesting read.

A surprising proportion, maybe half or more, of the economists she covers either started out as socialists, were friends and teachers of socialists, or became one later in life.

While Marshall and earlier thinkers reminded us of our control over our economic fates, Keynes and Fisher played a huge role in shaping our understanding of how to work the economic machine. Some chapters read as downright character assassinations and the references to literary passages, undoubtly intended as mere illustrations, are so artificially written that they only annoy the reader.

Fisher and Keynes are introduced quite wonderfully into this picture.