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Refinement, Affirmation—and the Seeds of Revolt

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines how economists in the established tradition amended and sharpened Adam Smith's conclusions, struggled to resolve his ambiguities, and sought otherwise to complete his system. In ... More


The Natural Origins of Economics

Margaret Schabas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226735696
eISBN:
9780226735719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735719.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

References to the economy are ubiquitous in modern life, and virtually every facet of human activity has capitulated to market mechanisms. In the early modern period, however, there was no common ... More


Classical Political Economy in Its Heyday

Margaret Schabas

in The Natural Origins of Economics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226735696
eISBN:
9780226735719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735719.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the works of several English economists and shows how their theories about political economy are indebted to natural philosophy. These include the works of David Ricardo, Thomas ... More


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