Sunday 21 April 2024

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The Shortest History of Economics

The Shortest History of Economics

Andrew Leigh
$27.99
Black Inc

Ignore the rather dry title; Labor MP Andrew Leigh has successfully given readers an entertaining look at the history of economics.

Mr Leigh covers the so-called “dismal science” from trade in ancient cities in the Indus Valley to the contemporary markets that have given people longer, healthier, more productive lives than previous generations. He also acknowledges the challenges of inequality and environmental destruction created by the free market.

True to his Labor Party roots, the author gives a comprehensive insight into the role of trade unions in the evolution of economics worldwide.

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