Economics

Economy Class: Nicholas Wapshott Explains Why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time”

John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to…

11 months ago

Economy Class: Nicholas Wapshott Explains Why John Maynard Keynes Was “Ahead of His Time”

  John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946) was an influential British economist whose ideas on government intervention in the economy were considered to…

1 year ago

Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy

Adam Smith: Life, Thought and Legacy is an expansive work about one of history’s most important thinkers and political economists.…

1 year ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Karl Marx

1. Karl Marx (1818-1883) was one of nine children born to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx. His parents raised him in…

1 year ago

New Book on John Maynard Keynes Offers an Accessible and Engaging Introduction to the Famed Economist’s Life and Work

“Roger Backhouse's Simply Keynes is simply the best brief account of Keynes's thought and influence. Keynes was a man of parts and…

2 years ago

Excommunicated and Outlawed: Putin and Bonaparte, The Pariahs of Europe

The similarities between Vladimir Putin and Napoleon Bonaparte are at once striking. Napoleon was at the apogee of his career and power in the…

2 years ago

Understanding John Maynard Keynes

This piece has been excerpted from Simply Keynes by Roger Backhouse, part of Simply Charly's Great Lives series. John Maynard…

2 years ago

Darwin, Evolution and Economics

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution includes two generative components: mutation and natural selection. Mutation generates genetic variants and hence phenotypes;…

4 years ago

Closing the Book on Marx Is Not a Class Act

"Abolish all private property!" This admonishment came in the middle of the 19th century from the founder of communism, Karl…

4 years ago

A Brilliant Madness: The Death of Mathematician John Nash

He had shown that an extraordinary mind could overcome mental illness, but a few days ago the acclaimed American mathematician,…

4 years ago