Making of the Economic Society, TheInternational Edition
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With its roots in history and eyes on the future, this book traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective of why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed. It explores the catalytic role past economic trends and dynamics–particularly capitalism–have played in creating the present challenges we face, and offers suggestions on how we may deal with them most effectively in the future.
Hilbroner/Milberg, The Making of the Economic Society 13e
Table of Contents
The Economic Problem
The Premarket Economy
The Emergence of Market Society
The Inductrial Revolution
The Impact of Industrial Technology
The Great Depression
The Rise of the Public Sector
Modern Capitalism Emerges in Europe
The Golden Age of Capitalism
The Rise and Fall of Socialism
Why Some Nations Remain Poor, Emerging Markets and the Persistence of Global Poverty
The Great Recession in Historical Perspective
Problems and Possibilities
Heilbroner/Milberg is the only introductory level text that traces the development of our economic society from the Middle Ages to the present, offering a balanced perspective on why our economy is the way it is and where it may be headed.
"Would you like an introductory level book that gives students a historical perspective on how our market economy came to be? Would you also like a book that helps students contemplate where our economic society is headed in the future?"
Although the first part of The Making of Economic Society has as its purpose explaining how the economy came to be what it is, the second part seeks to help us anticipate what that world may look like in the future.
"Are you considering this book for a freshmen level non-majors course, or are you considering it for a course taught to economics majors?"
Heilbroner/Milberg was written to be accessible to readers, regardless of their economic background and it is widely used in courses taught to freshmen and sophomores, as well as juniors and seniors.