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Real Price of Everything

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 14, 2008 @ 7:59 pm In Books,Economy | Comments Disabled

Six_classics_of_economics [1]Over the weekend, I was browsing in the Huntington Book Revue. I stumbled across a book that Michael Lewis had edited, called The Real Price of Everything: Rediscovering the Six Classics of Economics [1].

Since Lewis has written 3 of my favorite finance/market related books — Liar’s Poker [2], The  New New Thing [3], and Moneyball [4] — I though it was worth perusing. 

The idea is simple: these (I count five) classics of economic literature all gathered in one place.  One minor quibble is that I am not sure I understand what the 6th classic is.

The big five here are:   

1776: The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

1798: An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus

1817: Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo

1899: The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions by Thorstein Veblen

1936: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money by John Maynard Keynes

The Wealth of Nations is about half of the 1,472 pages here.   My Amazon favorite review: "At the very least you will have a really big book on your shelf to impress your friends." 


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[2] Liar’s Poker: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140143459/thebigpictu09-20

[3] The  New New Thing: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000EUKR04/thebigpictu09-20

[4] Moneyball: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393324818/thebigpictu09-20

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