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.
Excellent review of the progression of economic concepts, issues, and the economists who changed the profession.Published 2 days 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 5 days 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 25 days 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 27 days ago by Luv2Shop88
Very interesting book with a lot of insights that relate to presentPublished 1 month ago by ChemMech
A timeless classic! Heilbroner’s brief essay into the lives and minds of these influential economic thinkers is relevant today just as it was over sixty years ago when it was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zek
Excellent primer on economic philosophy throughout the centuries. Easy readPublished 2 months ago by bob kelly
Such a great book -- should be required reading for anyone interested in Economics and the evolution of thought with democracy, growth, and capitalism.Published 2 months ago by Mallory Keeler