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By pinpointing a single common cause for the seemingly opposite ills of inflation and deflation, he identified a potential instrument — control of the money supply — that government could use to moderate or even avoid inflationary booms or deflationary depressions.

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Despite these problems, I emjoyed the book and thought I learned something. Nasar does a fantastic job reminding us of a time in the not-so-distant past pre s when political thinkers believed that the wages and living standards of the masses are products of fate and forces beyond our control. There are certain little details of these economists’ lives that I appreciate, especially in the first half of the book.

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La gran búsqueda / Grand Pursuit : Una Historia De La Economía / the Story of Economic Genius

A lot of authors she hails as ‘economic geniuses’ are themselves influenced by more radical theories. The material on Schumpeter was interesting concerning his pre-economist days but is not as informative about his classic works.

Other figures sy,via are usually discussed, such as Keynes’ teacher Alfred Marshall and his Austrian contemporaries Friedrich Hayek and Joseph Schumpeter are discussed in greater depth than is usual. She is a terrific writer. One of the best economic books ever read. The title misleads one into thinking that this book is purely about economic history but in actuality, it provides a rich account of the lives of various economists and the circumstances which led them to invent the various theories which they did.


Compared with Justin Fox’s “Myth of the Rational Market”, which is also a more popularly nazar book, it comes across as a bit too general. Consequently, recessions were inevitable. Nov 24, Lisa Harmonybites rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There are numerous tidbits to enjoy and nazar bunches of memorable stories – such as how Milton Friedman developed the US government’s payroll tax scheme — which is at odds with his later nasr on the role of government in the economy.

It made me wish for a companion piece that treated the debates themselves over time.

sylvla Refresh and try again. According to Nasar, the capitalistic modes of production are the only ones that can improve the conditions of living. Quite an interesting read. She tells about their lives and how they worked to find answers to these questions.

They have three children and live in Tarrytown, New York. As Keynes said, “In the long run we are all dead. She graduated from Antioch College inand earned a masters’ degree in economics at New York University in All the economics debates tran, no matter how polarised their opponents may be, all agree on one basic premise – that we are masters of our own economic fate.

Or, better yet, having the government spend more money directly, since that would guarantee that percent of it would be spent rather than saved. I personally admire both these men for the sheer volume of writings and ideas they spun out during their careers.

Open Preview See a Problem? She succeeds in assembling a meticulously researched book spanning Marx’s days toiling in London’s libraries to Keynes and Schumpeter trying to revive Europe’s economy after WW I to Keynes trying to save the world’s economy after WW II to Fischer, Webb, Hayek, and a handful of modern figures.


Sylvia Nasar takes you through the “long run” history of economics, most notably the men and women who made great strides in it, stretching from the days of Marx in s Yslvia and concluding with Amartya Sen in modern day India. The other side of the medal is that radical ideas and policies are excluded from Nasars framework, following the arguments from Fukuyama and his followers.

En ocasiones nos logra colocar en los tiempos y en lq encrucijadas que algunos de ellos vivieron, sobre todo en el caso de Marshall, Beatrice Web, Keynes, Joan Robison. Check it out here: Preview — Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar. A political philosophy based on fairy tales about what happened in history or what humans are like is going to be less than useless.

And many of especially the earlier thinkers in Industrial Revolution era Britain, are discussed in syllvia in light of their application of economic theory to eliminating poverty.

La gran búsqueda : una historia de la economía – Sylvia Nasar – Google Books

Both topics are front and center in our present situation. Nasar writes with a scientifical mindset: It is at least this new understanding of human behavior and agency which makes this material change in the human condition possible.

We know this, according to the subtext of this book, since alternative systems, such as in communistic China and the Busqheda, have failed and didn’t deliver.

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