By Lionel Robbins,Steven G. Medema,Warren J. Samuels,William J. Baumol
Lionel Robbins's now well-known lectures at the heritage of monetary idea contain one of many maximum debts considering global conflict II of the evolution of monetary principles. This quantity represents the 1st time these lectures were published.
Lord Robbins (1898-1984) was once a remarkably finished philosopher, author, and public determine. He made vital contributions to monetary concept, technique, and coverage research, directed the industrial component of Winston Churchill's struggle cupboard, and served as chairman of the Financial Times. As a historian of monetary rules, he ranks with Joseph Schumpeter and Jacob Viner as one of many most popular students of the century. those lectures, introduced on the London college of Economics among 1979 and 1981 and tape-recorded via Robbins's grandson, demonstrate his mastery of the highbrow heritage of economics, his infectious enthusiasm for the topic, and his eloquence and incisive wit. They conceal a extensive chronological diversity, starting with Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas, focusing largely on Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus and the classicals, and completing with a dialogue of moderns and marginalists from Marx to Alfred Marshall. Robbins takes a various and inclusive method of highbrow heritage. As he says in his first lecture: "I shall move my very own candy way--sometimes discuss doctrine, occasionally speak about individuals, occasionally speak about periods." The lectures are united via Robbins's conviction that it truly is most unlikely to appreciate competently modern associations and social sciences with no figuring out the guidelines at the back of their development.
Authoritative but available, combining the immediacy of the spoken note with Robbins's unprecedented expertise for transparent, well-organized exposition, this quantity should be welcomed by way of an individual drawn to the highbrow origins of the fashionable world.
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A History of Economic Thought: The LSE Lectures by Lionel Robbins,Steven G. Medema,Warren J. Samuels,William J. Baumol