The overall structure of the book works very well.
Yet the author covers hotly debated issues in enough depth that the reader can understand what the opposing positions were, and why people held them.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is curious as to why economics and economic policy look the way they do today.
This book reads very easily. It describes a lot of debates about economic ideas, mostly about the role of the state and the markets. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hendrik Bright
This is an extraordinary book that organizes nicely the most relevant discussions in the recent history of economics. And is also entertainingPublished 14 months ago by Victor T. Olivo
White makes the overstated claim that his book is laid out like a Quentin Tarantino movie. Key facts are missing, and the presented information is chosen with bias, vital... Read morePublished 17 months ago by BeeLess
If you want to understand the debates that are raging in Washington today over economic policy you really do need to read this book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gregory J. Casteel
This is an engaging and detailed history of economic thought, in particular the debate between the Keynesians and the Austrians. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Philip Gleason
This could be, in a way, a central text for college, That is, if most college economics teachers were willing to let an intellectual debate occur between statist-oriented... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I never thought an economic textbook would be this enjoyable and thought provoking. This is a powerful compendium of contrasting thinkers that have the ability to change the course... Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Unclefstop