The 11 Most Popular Economic Theory & Philosophy Books

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century [Read online]
    Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyThe main driver of inequality–returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth–is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
  • Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
    Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. ” (John Berger). ” (John Gray, Guardian).
  • Freakonomics
    FreakonomicsHow much do parents really matter. These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. Levitt is not a typical economist.
  • The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents–The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) [Read online]
    The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)First published by the University of Chicago Press on September 18, 1944, The Road to Serfdom garnered immediate, widespread attention. With this new edition, The Road to Serfdom takes its place in the series TheCollected Works of F. Hayek.
  • Wealth of Nations (Classics of World Literature) [Read online]
    Wealth of Nations (Classics of World Literature)Today, Smith’s Wealth of Nations rightfully claims a place in the Western intellectual canon. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, Smith mixed plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and much else. A masterpiece by any measure, Wealth of Nations remains a classic of world literature to be usefully enjoyed by readers today.
  • Development as Freedom [Read online]
    Development as FreedomSocial institutions like markets, political parties, legislatures, the judiciary, and the media contribute to development by enhancing individual freedom and are in turn sustained by social values. Values, institutions, development, and freedom are all closely interrelated, and Sen links them together in an elegant analytical framework. ‘ and by incorporating individual freedom as a social commitment into his analysis Sen allows economics once again, as it did in the time of Adam Smith, to address the social basis of individual well-being and freedom.
  • Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition [Read online]
    Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary EditionSelected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the “hundred most influential books since the war” How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom. In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy—one in which competitive capitalism serves as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. The result is an accessible text that has sold well over half a million copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and shows every sign of becoming more and more influential as time goes on.
  • The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic – A selected edition for the contemporary reader [Read online]
    The Wealth of Nations: The Economics Classic - A selected edition for the contemporary readerPublished in 1778, The Wealth of Nations was the first book on economics to catch the public’s attention. This deluxe, selected edition is a stylish keepsake from the Capstone Classics series. This edition includes: An abridged selection of all 5 books for the contemporary reader An original commentary offering new research and analysis by classic literature guru Tom Butler-Bowdon A biography and chronology of Adam Smith’s life and the events surrounding the original publication of the work Today, The Wealth of Nations is still essential reading for any business or self-development library, reminding us that it is the ingenuity and drive of people, not governments, that remains the source of personal, national and global prosperity.
  • Small Is Beautiful
    Small Is BeautifulF. Schumacher. The phrase “Small Is Beautiful” came from a phrase by his teacher Leopold Kohr.
  • Capital: Volume One [Read online]
    Capital: Volume OneVolume One of Capital was published in Paris in 1867 and is included in this edition. Volume Two, available as a separate Wordsworth eBook, was published in 1884, and was based on notes Marx left, but written by his friend and collaborator, Friedrich Engels (1820-1895). Marx wrote with purpose.
  • Capital (Classics of World Literature) [Read online]
    Capital (Classics of World Literature)Volume One of Capital was published in Paris in 1867. Volume Two, published in 1884, was based on notes Marx left, but written by his friend and collaborator, Friedrich Engels (1820-1895). Marx wrote with purpose.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *