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Grand Pursuit - The Story of Economic Genius

Sylvia Nasar

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Description:

In a sweeping narrative, the author of the mega-bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through modern history with the men and women who changed the lives of every single person on the planet. It's the epic story of the making of modern economics, and of how it rescued mankind from squalor and deprivation by placing its material fate in its own hands rather than in Fate. Nasar's account begins with Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew observing and publishing the condition of the poor majority in mid nineteenth-century London, the richest and most glittering place in the world. This was a new pursuit. She then describes the efforts of Marx, Engels, Alfred Marshal, Beatrice and Sydney Webb, and Irving Fisher to put those insights into action-with revolutionary consequences for the world. From the great John Maynard Keynes to Schumpeter, Hayek, Keynes's disciple Joan Robinson, the influential American economists Paul Samuelson and Milton Freedman, and India's Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, she shows how the insights of these activist thinkers transformed the world-from one city, London, to the developed nations in Europe and America, and now to the entire world. In Nasar's dramatic account of these discoverers we witness men and women responding to personal crises, world wars, revolutions, economic upheavals, and each other's ideas to turn back Malthus and transform the dismal science into a triumph over mankind's hitherto age-old destiny of misery and early death. This idea, unimaginable less than 200 years ago, is a story of trial and error, and ultimately transcendent, rendered here in stunning narrative.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Bedford Lloyd, Anne Twomey

Length:

20h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

28:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

28:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

21:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

24:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

27:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

26:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

13:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

26:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

13:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:52