Famous Economists

So this section will likely NOT be tested, but some really interesting people and if you want to see where many of today's thoughts come from, you have your starting point.

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    Famous Economists - List & Biographies of World Famous Economists

    Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous economists.

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    Adam Smith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Smith laid the foundations of classical free market economic theory. The Wealth of Nations was a precursor to the modern academic discipline of economics. In this and other works, he expounded upon how rational self-interest and competition can lead to economic prosperity.

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    Adam Smith: The Invisible Hand

    Why are some countries wealthy while other nations are poor? Prof. James Otteson, using the ideas of Adam Smith, explains how the division of labor is a necessary and crucial element of wealthy nations. Additionally, Otteson explains Smith's idea of the invisible hand, which explains how human beings acting to satisfy their own self interest often unintentionally benefit others.

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    An Introduction to Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom- A Macat Economics Analysis

    A government with too much economic control erodes individual freedoms and can even lead to tyranny. Watch Macat's short video for a great introduction to Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, one of the most important economics books ever written.

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    Revisiting the Economics of John Maynard Keynes | PBS NewsHour

    Long before the great recession of 2008, late economist John Maynard Keynes conceived the notion that the federal government could, and sometimes should, intervene with the economy.

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    Hayek on Keynes's Ignorance of Economics

    Friedrich Hayek explains to Leo Rosten that while brilliant Keynes had a parochial understanding of economics. Types of Mind - Encounter, September 1975 http://www.unz.org/Pub/Encounter-1975sep-00033 Source http://hayek.ufm.edu/index.php?title=Leo_Rosten_Part_II

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    "Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

    Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/econstories If you enjoyed this video, you should watch this one next: http://youtu.be/Mq2iQAsJAhI Produced by Emergent Order. Visit us at http://emergentorder.com. Econstories.tv is a place to learn about the economic way of thinking through the eyes of creative director John Papola and creative economist Russ Roberts.

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    Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

    Simply the best thing on the internet. Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/econstories If you enjoyed this video, you should watch this one next: http://youtu.be/Mq2iQAsJAhI Produced by Emergent Order. Visit us at http://emergentorder.com. "Fight of the Century" is the new economics hip-hop music video by John Papola and Russ Roberts at http://EconStories.tv.

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    Milton Friedman On Why Capitalism is Best

    To Watch the Entire Free to Choose series: http://commonsensecapitalism.blogspot.com/p/free-to-choose.html Website: http://commonsensecapitalism.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Sense-Capitalism/240074889678 Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/CommonSenseCap

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    Karl Marx Biography

    Karl Marx 1818 - 1883 http://www.cloudbiography.com/ Karl Marx was a revolutionary socialist who wrote the "Mainfesto of the Communist Party" and "Das Kapital." See a related article at Britannica.com: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/370621/James-Clerk-Maxwell All content is either in the public domain or licensed pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Attribution: http://cloudbiography.com/attribution.html

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    Famous Economists Talk - YouTube

    A whole list of famous economists

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