- Hardcover: 876 pages
- Publisher: Warner Books (June 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446516376
- ISBN-13: 978-0446516372
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 2.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #814,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics Hardcover – June, 1994
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Top Customer Reviews
The chapter on Milton Friedman is clearly written by a supporter while the chapter on Galbraith is written by a critic and detractor. In today's world much of Friedman has been proved wrong and Galbraith borders on genius. Many of the articles speak with the voice of authority - as much as to say; This is the correct path and this is incorrect. And very often the author is speaking authoritatively for the incorrect side of the issue - at least according to my economic principles and the economists whom I have read. There are different schools in economics and they clearly don't agree. Any encyclopedia should take this factor into account. This volume does a very inadequate job. It was published in 1993. It even has a chapter on Reaganomics - as if there were really such a thing.
From what we all have seen in our present economic world all economists should be advancing their theories with humility. An "encyclopedia" I would expect to be more objective and present opposing theories to even popular theories. This book has "right" stamped all over it. If this were your only guide to economic thought your education would be severely deficient. By the time I finish almost any article in this volume I'm screaming and running to other sources. This is a poor book in my opinion.Read more ›