The Making of Modern Economics

  • by Mark Skousen
  • Narrated by William Hughes
  • 20 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is a bold, new account of the lives and ideas of the great economists - Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and many others - all written by a top free-market economist and presented in an entertaining and persuasive style. Professor Mark Skousen tells a powerful story of economics with dozens of anecdotes of the great economic thinkers.

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What the Critics Say

"Both fascinating and infuriating...enaging, readable, colorful...credulous, disingenuous, and tendentious." (Foreign Affairs)

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Customer Reviews

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To be avoided!

This book is for those with absolutely no knowledge of economics only. Overly simplified , often misleading and sometimes downright wrong. One can only hope that Audible will soon present a serious title covering the history of economics instead of this 'children's book'.
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- Annika

Useful and entertaining

I was looking for a grounding in economic thinking that wasn’t just a textbook and this seemed to fit the bill. It is unsurprisingly pro free-market and the author makes no bones about his libertarian sympathies and admiration for the Austrian school. But this did not bother me as I have other sources for liberal Keynesian and socialist apologists. The Narrator does a pretty good job of bringing life to what is still quite a dry subject matter. I found this book quite useful and informative but I should add I am relatively new to the technicalities of economics.
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- Rob

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.