The Resource Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar

Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar

Label
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius
Title
Grand pursuit
Title remainder
the story of economic genius
Statement of responsibility
Sylvia Nasar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how economics rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing the condition of the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, the richest place in the world. She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx and others to put those insights into action, with revolutionary consequences. From John Maynard Keynes to 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 the entire planet. In Nasar's dramatic narrative we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the "dismal science" into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330.15092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HB75
LC item number
.N347 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar
Label
Grand pursuit : the story of economic genius, Sylvia Nasar
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-526) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface: The nine parts of mankind -- I. Hope : Prologue: Mr. Sentiment versus Scrooge -- Perfectly new: Engels and Karl Marx in the age of miracles -- Must there be a proletariat? [Alfred] Marshall's patron saint -- Miss Potter's profession: [Beatrice] Webb and the housekeeping state -- Cross of gold: [Irving] Fisher and the money illusion -- Creative destruction: [Joseph] Schumpeter and economic evolution
  • II. Fear : Prologue: War of the worlds -- The last days of mankind: Schumpeter in Vienna -- Europe is dying: [Maynard] Keynes at Versailles -- The joyless street: Schumpeter and [Friedrich] Hayek in Vienna -- Immaterial devices of the mind: Keynes and Fisher in the 1920s -- Magneto trouble: Keynes and Fisher in the Great Depression -- Experiments: Webb and [Joan] Robinson in the 1930s -- Economists' war: Keynes and [Milton] Friedman at the Treasury -- Exile: Schumpeter and Hayek in WWII
  • III. Confidence : Prologue: Nothing to fear -- Past and future: Keynes at Bretton Woods -- Road from serfdom: Hayek and the German miracle -- Instruments of mastery: [Paul] Samuelson goes to Washington -- Grand illusion: Robinson in Moscow and Beijing -- Tryst with destiny: [Amartya] Sen in Calcutta and Cambridge -- Epilogue: Imagining the Future
Control code
ocn646113144
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=216-623-2800&isbn=9780684872995&upc=&oclc=%28OCoLC%29646113144/LC.JPG
Dimensions
25 cm
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'HRN-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/hrn-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'RR-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/rr-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'BTN-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/btn-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'ME-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/me-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'EU-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/eu-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'HTPK-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/htpk-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'HBBD-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/hbbd-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'WKPL-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/wkpl-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'MIL-BERLIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/mil-berlin/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'GRRD-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/grrd-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'GC-GW': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/gc-gw/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'CPL-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/cpl-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada', 'GC-TH': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/gc-th/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:6150729/ada'}
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 558 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684872995
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011024751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)646113144

Library Locations

    • BURTON/Main LibraryBorrow it
      14588 West Park Street, Burton, 44021
      41.471657 -81.146439
    • EUCLID/Main LibraryBorrow it
      631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH, 44123, US
      41.59796499999999 -81.52578729999999
    • GEAUGA/Geauga WestBorrow it
      13455 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH, 44026, US
      41.5016392 -81.3383164
    • GEAUGA/ThompsonBorrow it
      16200 Burrows Road, Thompson, OH, 44068, US
      41.642884 -81.062882
    • GIRARD/Girard Free LibraryBorrow it
      105 E. Prospect St., Girard, OH, 44420, US
      41.1575515 -80.7000398
    • HUBBARD/Hubbard Main LibraryBorrow it
      436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, OH, 44425, US
      41.1567155 -80.5773967
    • HURON/Main LibraryBorrow it
      333 Williams St., Huron, OH, 44839, US
      41.3937334 -82.55731399999999
    • HARBOR-TOPKY/Main LibraryBorrow it
      1633 Walnut Blvd., Ashtabula, OH, 44004, US
      41.8995984 -80.80580789999999
    • MEDINA/Medina LibraryBorrow it
      210 South Broadway Street , Medina, 44256
      41.137666 -81.86259559999999
    • MILAN/Berlin Township LibraryBorrow it
      4 E. Main St., Berlin Heights, 44814
      41.3251711 -82.49340149999999
    • ROCKY RIVER/Rocky RiverBorrow it
      1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River, OH, 44116, US
      41.4767502 -81.841522
    • WICKLIFFE/Main LibraryBorrow it
      1713 Lincoln Road, Wickliffe, 44092
      41.604216 -81.474167
Processing Feedback ...