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

That is too early to tell. In the end, each economist here deserves their own biography. Return to Book Page. Karl Marx thought that economic growth under capitalism resulted from appropriating the “surplus value” of labor, but conceded that capitalism was excellent for production but untenable with regard to the distribution of wealth. I can find only minor points to disagree with.

Feb 10, Chris Bartholomew rated it liked it. Still Grand Pursuit, for me, is an ok glimpse of these economists. Sep 08, alana Semuels rated it liked it. I felt that the book begins to really meander and turns a tad incoherent with the post WWII history, and hence the three nzsar.

I had shelved this recently but decided to bump it up to the top of the list because I was looking for a history of economic thought that put Marx in context. During those chapters, it seems everyone chiefly focused on eliminating poverty becomes a socialist or a communist. Jul 23, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: Books by Sylvia Nasar. Rather than being a black and white account which most economic narratives tend to be, the book triumphantly elucidates on the importance which political circumstances had on economists and on how politics has played a major Quite an interesting read.

Schumpeter emphasized that economic growth required the destruction of some firms in order to gtan up resources for more buswueda enterprises. sylbia

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While I enjoyed the book, I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would because I have already read quite a bit concerning most of these people. Lo que nos cuenta. Both topics are front and center in our present situation. Including Fisher, Shumpeter, and Friedman to the mix was a welcome change of pace, but Nasar fails to explain how “escaping Malthus’ trap” would have halted in the absence of their academic discoveries, which remain obscure and irrelevant to all outside the economics-nerd blogosphere.


The Samuelson chapter was also good, especially in how he came to write his famous introductory economics text.

There are many important figures who scarcely get a paragraph, and there’s barely anybody active after Friedrich Hayek, Gunnar Myrdal and Amartya Busqheda alone survive. Surprisingly for me, their disagreements were relatively minor and they had significant respect for each other’s ideas.

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And sometimes I get irritated by how wordy the book is. 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. With regard to factual errors, one example is that on pagewith reference to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s State of the Union address duringNasar says that “Congress had a Republican majority, and the president’s references to joblessness and hunger did not seem to resonate with millions of Americans gathered around the radio.

She does not succeed. Recommended to Lisa Harmonybites by: In summary, I enjoyed much of this book, but I was left wanting for much more in some places and much less on others. However, she reserves her most respectful treatment for the brilliant Indian economic thinker, Amartya Sen. Jun 22, linhtalinhtinh rated it it was ok Shelves: Sylvia Nasar has written a brilliant and very interesting book about economic history from Marx to the present.

Nasar makes it a point of human pride that these thinkers have gotten us this far. The author strung together hundreds of pages of run on sentences and stuffy prose about the arbitrarily selected “geniuses” who supposedly should be credited with “ending poverty. Quotes from Grand Pursuit: A Grand Pursuit is about two concerns 1 what do we do with the poor?


For four years, she did research with Nobel Laureate Wassily Leontief. The premise is to look at the thinkers who developed our ways of thinking about how economic thinking can be used to improve the lots of people through intentional activity — through intentional economics policies. She is a terrific writer.

Similarly, the premise is that a collection of intellectuals through the years were able to determine that man could escape what seemed like an inevitable condition. Possibly mistitled this book did not seem to be so much about a grand idea but rather the stories of leading economists in the era following the Great Depression.

Starting with Marx, it tracks the history of macroeconomics in Europe and the United States from shortly after the beginning of the Industr I had shelved this recently but decided to bump it up to the top of the list because I was looking for a history of economic thought that put Marx in context.

Economics is a unique science, far more theoretically quantitative and richly supplied with data than most historical ie, non-experimental sciences, but undermined by political bias and the changing of the ground beneath its feet. Forced collectivisations under Mao led to the atrocious famines, planning in the Soviet-Union led to a sharp decrease in productivity in the agricultural sector and scarcity among some classes.