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I gave up on page Grand Pursuitis the story of the science of economics — and how the human race has benefited and suffered as a result of the sypvia concerning government actions and its effects. One thing that came across in Grand Pursuit was how reactionary the application of the science has been throughout history.

It was only in the s that economics, gradually coming into its own as a field of study, came to view the economy not as static but buaqueda a dynamic process that evolved as the productivity of labor increased.

Lists with This Book. A Grand Pursuit is about sylvla concerns 1 what do we do with the poor? As someone who has learned economics through a few theory courses, a lot of the intellectual history here was totally new to me.

Trivia About Grand Pursuit: Of all the brilliant men and women Nasar portrays in Grand Pursuit, Beatrice Webb is clearly her favorite. Fiscal policy changes were required: On the one hand, I immensely enjoyed learning about the various thinkers that Nasar brings to that table.

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Born Beatrice Potter, one of nine sisters, she was brilliant, beautiful, and wealthy. 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 rgan of a series of interesting anecdotes of the public lives of some famous economists.

As a general reader interested in history, economics and politics, I found the book valuable and fascinating. 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.


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Feb 26, Gustavo rated it it was amazing. Born in Dhaka in in what is today Bangladesh, Sen holds an endowed chair at Harvard.

She succeeds in assembling a meticulously researched book spanning Marx’s days toiling in London’s libraries to Keynes and Schumpeter trying to revive Europe’s economy after WW I to Keynes trying to save sylvoa world’s economy after WW II to This Grand Economic Puzzle is Incomplete Silvia Nasar embarked on an ambitious journey to capture years of economic history — it’s leading men and women, it’s major successes, setbacks, influences, and nqsar — into a compelling set of standalone stories.

Nasar delved into the deepend, reading just about everything she could about these men and women — their academic papers, biographies, coorespondances — to reconstruct what they were doing and thinking at pivotal times in their lives as economists.

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From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes’s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and India’s Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world–from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now to the entire planet.

In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives The author of the groundbreaking bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes the reader on a journey of discovery–how the greatest invention of nasra times, economics, has changed the lives of every single human being.

She is a terrific writer. Sep 10, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: Now seeing as this book was written shortly after the crisis, it seems Nasar sees the world through a rose-tinted ideology.


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That seemed to fit into my own ideas of ways of viewing what is important in life both financial and otherwise. In her pre s account, she does skip out a few major economic and political thinkers, sy,via notably Adam Smith. This history of economics takes the structure of serial and overlapping biographies of the most important thinkers since the mids. It was interesting to see how Schumpeter attempted to make policy when he was the Austrian Finance Minister, how Keynes maneuvered in the Bretton Woods conference, or how Beatrice Webb wandered from classical liberalism to inventing the predecessor to the modern ‘welfare state’.

And I decide to continue reading because of the same reason. Then, in the following decade, there emerged a remarkable figure who moved the center of gravity in the discussion far to the left: That said, this is a busqeda that was almost doomed busquda meet its expectations or thesis.

But the book is very thin in describing the history of economic ideas and how they related to each other. Sep 28, Converse rated it liked it Shelves: That time period sounds more exciting than ever. Open Preview See a Problem?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A busqusda book, but one I think could be replaced on the bookshelf for economic history. Nov 01, Mal Warwick rated it really liked it Shelves: Sylvia Nasar takes you through the “long run” history of economics, most notably the men and women who made great strides in it, stretching from the days of Marx in s Europe and concluding with Amartya Sen in modern day India.