The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes (Audiobook) By Mark Skousen, read by Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Black stone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition 2007 | 9 hours and 10 mins | ISBN: 1433200937 | MP3 | 230 MB
The Big Three in Economics reveals the battle of ideas among the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state. History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics. In the twenty-first century, Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' model has gained the upper hand, and capitalism has ultimately won the ideological battle over socialism and interventionism. But even in the era of globalization and privatization, Keynesian and Marxist ideas continue to play a significant role in economic policy in the public and private sectors.
About the Author MARK SKOUSEN has taught economics at Columbia University, is editor of Forecasts & Strategies, a monthly investment newsletter, and is the author of more than twenty books, including The Making of Modern Economics.