Good Grand Pursuit A History of Economic Genius
Good Grand Pursuit: A History of Economic Genius Author Sylvia Nasar is a Kindle Sylvia Nasar was born to a German mother and Uzbek father Her family immigrated to the United States in 1951, then moved to Ankara, Turkey in 1960 She graduated from Antioch College in 1970, and earned a masters degree in economics at New York University in 1976 For four years, she did research with Nobel Laureate Wassily Leontief She is currently the Knight Chair in Business Journalism at Columbia University Her husband is economist Darryl McLeod They have three children and live in Tarrytown, New York.. The author of the groundbreaking bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes the reader on a journey of discovery how the greatest invention of modern times, economics, has changed the lives of every single human being.In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the livesThe author of the groundbreaking bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes the reader on a journey of discovery how the greatest invention of modern times, economics, has changed the lives of every single human being.In a sweeping narrative, the author of the megabestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet It s 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 and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid nineteenth century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world This was a new pursuit She describes the often heroic efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshall, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and the American Irving Fisher to put those insights into action with revolutionary consequences for the world.From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes s disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and 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 to the entire planet In Nasar s dramatic narrative of these discoverers 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 and early death This idea, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, but ultimately transcendent, as it is rendered here in a stunning and moving narrative.. A viral Ebook Grand Pursuit: A History of Economic Genius "No. The master narrative of High Liberalism is mistaken factually. ... A political philosophy based on fairy tales about what happened in history or what humans are like is going to be less than useless. It is going to be mischievous. ... Anyone who after the 20th century still thinks that thoroughgoing socialism, nationalism, imperialism, mobilization, central planning, regulation, zoning, price controls, tax policy, labor unions, business cartels, government spending, intrusive policing, adventurism in foreign policy, faith in entangling religion and politics, or most of the other 19th-century proposals for governmental action are still neat, harmless ideas for improving our lives is not paying attention." - Deirdre McCloskey, "Factual Free-Market Fairness."The defining feature of this book is its insufferability. 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." All thanks for this accomplishment, caused at its heart by deregulation of a global bourgeoisie granted liberty and dignity are instead lavished upon contributors to the two deadening hands of the state, the welfare and regulatory bureaucracies. 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.For a book appearing to promise a weighty and illuminating discussion of a "Grand Pursuit," I was surprised that 90% of this book consisted of gossip about the private lives of each intellectual, with experiences sometimes tangentially related to their observations, sometimes not. Unlike a book which could mingle abstract ideas with a practical historical survey of the recent past's many anachronisms, like Banquet at Delmonico's, Nasar cannot maintain a coherent narrative or keep unbearable boredom at bay.Q: "Would you rather: Rewatch Fast & Furious 6, or read another chapter of this book?"A: Tough question. As Keynes said, "In the long run we are all dead." At least F&F 6 would have a modicum of entertainment, in the "so bad it's good" sense.
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