Everyone that I know who has read the book has praised it.
I have a bit of background in basic economics and read this book hoping to learn more about the great economic thinkers, their theories, and economic history.
Great names such as John Kenneth Galbraith and Milton Friedman are not equated by Heilbroner to the above mentioned airheads such as Charles Fourier.
This is a very important text for any student of philosophy, economics, history or sociology. It was first written in 1953, but I purchased the revised 7th ed. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Brian P Woods
Excellent review of the progression of economic concepts, issues, and the economists who changed the profession.Published 2 months ago by Mark I
Pretty good summary of economic thought and thinkers that have contributed to modern practice and theory. Not that I agree with all of them.Published 2 months ago by Ronald W. Norton
I first read this book in the 1960's. It was a wonderful introduction into what Carlyle called "the dismal science. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John P. Jones III
The writing style can be confusing at times, however if you've got the time to read more than once the book offers insightful informationPublished 3 months ago by Luv2Shop88
Very interesting book with a lot of insights that relate to presentPublished 3 months ago by ChemMech