There's a good reason this is the second best selling economics book of all time (the first is Paul Samuelson's Economics textbook, which was prescribed by professors for... Read morePublished on April 30 2012 by Ian Robertson
This book will just serve as an introduction to a number of economic thinkers. The reader then gets a bit of a feel for what type of economics area, he would find interesting. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2008 by Patrick Sullivan
One reader of this book has noted that this book is a "mixed bag". I think he/she is exactly right.
Obviously, this author has done something pretty remarkable, and has... Read more
I came to this book a novice in economic history. The Worldly Philosophers opened my eyes and gave in-depth detail of some of the major thinkers and key players in economics: such... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by "blackarrow017"
This book reminds me of Will Durant's marvelous The Story of Philosophy, with which it shares many positive qualities. Read morePublished on April 5 2004 by M. Dog
An excellent overview but far too brief. I would have paid more for a book with twice the pages if more detail of each economist's theories had been included. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by W.R.Schillings
This is one of those delights that come very rarely in economics. The author wrote for the New Yorker and anyone familiar with the old rambling New Yorker articles that took days... Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by economist
I've read both Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner and New Ideas From Dead Economists, by Todd Buchholz. Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Eiji Hirai