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Understand the greatest books in Economics with the latest volume in the bestselling 50 Classics series.
Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.
50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS to Thomas Piketty's bestseller CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.
Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. He is a true scholar of this type of literature. - USA Today
Remarkable. Complex views on a whole range of important and enduring issues are made accessible to the general reader. Both enjoyable and instructive.
Butler-Bowdon has made a name for himself ...the breadth of thought is far-reaching and inspiring - The Sunday Mail, Australia
This is not just a book for people who want to save time by reading one book instead of 50. [It] looks into some huge pieces of economic thought which even many important economists have browsed too swiftly. If you are not an economist, this book will teach you a lot. And if you are an economist, it will also teach you a lot. - Hernan Blejer
Remarkable. Complex views on a whole range of important and enduring issues are made accessible to the general reader. Both enjoyable and instructive. - C.L. Ten
A fascinating and very timely book. - Dani Rodrik
The synopses in this book are fair, balanced, and about as good an introduction to the broad range of modern economic writing, along with a few classics, as one is likely to find. - Professor James K Galbraith