Real Price of Everything

Monday, April 14, 2008 | 07:59 PM

Six_classics_of_economicsOver the weekend, I was browsing in the Huntington Book Revue. I stumbled across a book that Michael Lewis had edited, called The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics.

Since Lewis has written 3 of my favorite finance/market related books -- Liar’s Poker, The  New New Thing, and Moneyball -- I though it was worth perusing. 

The idea is simple: these (I count five) classics of economic literature all gathered in one place.  One minor quibble is that I am not sure I understand what the 6th classic is.

The big five here are:   

1776: The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

1798: An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus

1817: Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo

1899: The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblen

1936: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes

The Wealth of Nations is about half of the 1,472 pages here.   My Amazon favorite review: "At the very least you will have a really big book on your shelf to impress your friends." 

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The General Theory is for those fluent in mathematics and quantitative thinking (calculus, statistics).

Posted by: Max | Apr 14, 2008 8:23:33 PM

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