Book Club Speaker: Mark Skousen, Author of 'The Making of Modern Economics'
Join us for pizza, beer, wine, and a presentation by Mark Skousen, author of the book "The Making of Modern Economics"
Who's Winning the Battle of Ideas: Keynes, Marx, or Adam Smith?
Today, more than ever, the world cries out for a clear exposition of free-market capitalism and its critics. There's no better source than Dr. Mark Skousen's "The Making of Modern Economics," a bold new history of the great economic thinkers, published now by Routledge and updated in a new third edition.
- Does capitalism encourage or moderate greed? The surprising answer of Adam Smith, the father of free-market capitalism.
- How Keynes saved capitalism -- from Marxism!
- A devastating critique of Karl Marx's theories of capitalism, labor, imperialism and exploitation, and why most of his predictions have utterly failed. (This chapter alone has converted many Marxists into free-market advocates.)
- Two chapters on Keynes and Keynesian economics, what one economist has called "the most devastating critique of Keynesian economics ever written." Highly relevant today.
- Over 100 illustrations, portraits, and photographs.
- Five chapters on the Austrian and Chicago schools of free-market economics.
- Love it or hate it: Winner of the Choice Book Award; translated into five languages; banned, censored and blacklisted by Marxists, Keynesians and Austrians; called "both fascinating and infuriating...engaging, readable, colorful." (Foreign Affairs)
What Others Are Saying about The Making of Modern Economics:
"All histories of economics are BS—Before Skousen. Lively and accurate, a sure bestseller."
"The most interesting and lively book on the history of economic thought ever written."
—Douglas A. Irwin, Dartmouth College
"Skousen's book is fun to read on every page. I have read it three times. I love this book and have recommended it to dozens of my friends."
—John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market
"My students love it. Skousen makes the history of economics come alive like no other textbook."
—Roger W. Garrison, Auburn University
"Mark Skousen's history is brilliant."
—Brad DeLong, UC Berkeley
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. His economics works include The Structure of Production (NYU Press), The Making of Modern Economics (ME Sharpe), Economic Logic (Capital Press), and EconoPower (Wiley &Sons). His investment books include Investing in One Lesson (Capital Press), and The Maxims of Wall Street (Eagle Publishing). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors (LFB Publishers). Back To Top ^^
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