- FOLD Preliminary Notes for Econ 1, Spring 2016
- Category: Econ 1, Spring 2016
- Category: Econ 2, Spring 2014
- Marty Olney's Econ 1, Fall 2014
- Auxiliary Readings: Historical, Psychological, and Moral-Philosophical Context
- Auxiliary Readings: From the Left: "No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart"...
- Auxiliary Readings: From the Right: "Free to Choose"...
- What to Read to Gain Perspective on Economics?
What to Read to Gain Perspective on Economics? Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is, I think, still the best place to start. The next two things I have people read are Partha Dasgupta, Economics: A Very Short Introduction; Robert Allen, Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction; and Milton and Rose Director Friedman, Free to Choose. Then I make people read Jonathan Schlefer, The Assumptions Economists Make; and Tom Slee, Nobody Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1977): The Age of Uncertainty http://amzn.to/1LnoKeB...
Something by Dani Rodrik, perhaps?...
Or should I simply ask them to mainline something. Karl Polanyi never wrote anything both short and accessible to Berkeley freshmen and sophomores. But there are: John Maynard Keynes (1926): "The End of Laissez-Faire" http://www.panarchy.org/keynes/laissezfaire.1926.html, and "Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy towards which the General Theory Might Lead' http://tinyurl.com/nv35dkt
Macroeconomics: John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Unemployment
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