Author(s): Tom Butler-Bowdon
WINNER - SILVER MEDAL, AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018
Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.
The synopses in this book are fair, balanced, and about as good an introduction to the broad range of modern economic writing, along with a few classics, as one is likely to find. -- Professor James K Galbraith, author of 'Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know' This is not just a book for people who want to save time by reading one book instead of 50. [It] looks into some huge pieces of economic thought which even many important economists have browsed too swiftly. If you are not an economist, this book will teach you a lot. And if you are an economist, it will also teach you a lot. -- Hernan Blejer, economic journalist, analyst for Euromonitor, lecturer University of Buenos Aires, London School of Economics A fascinating and very timely book. -- Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of Political Economy, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University PRAISE FOR THE 50 CLASSICS SERIES Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. He is a true scholar of this type of literature. USA Today Remarkable. Complex views on a whole range of important and enduring issues are made accessible to the general reader. Both enjoyable and instructive. -- C.L. Ten, Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore on '50 Philosophy Classics'
Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on the personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and the Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia, and runs a successful website: www.butler-bowdon.com