INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC SCIENCE by George Soule

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC SCIENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A noted economist and one time editor of the New Republic introduces the reader to economics, not as the theory and precepts of the big names in the field, but as a developing science capable of measuring forces in our actual national economy. First the author reviews the fallacies to be found in theoretical economics,- concealed premises, omitted factors, statistics, assumptions about human behavior -- and goes on to study our national income, its makeup and how figures are arrived at, the history of development, our national production, our National Economic Budget, expansion and contraction of the money supply, the relation between our national economy and the world's. He points out the weaknesses of the Keynesian school and classic economists. A brief introduction to the science of economics, which bypasses the lingo of the specialist, and makes lucid, informative reading for the layman.

Publisher: Viking