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Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

by Brian Gee, Anita McConnell & A.D. Morrison-Low

Francis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times...


Re-Thinking Economics: Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

by Asimina Christoforou & Michael Lainé

Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics...


The Medieval Broadcloth: Changing Trends in Fashions, Manufacturing and Consumption

by Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen & Marie-Louise Nosch

The eight papers presented here provide a useful introduction to medieval broadcloth, and an up-to-date synthesis of current research. The word broadcloth is nowadays used as an overall term for the woven textiles...


Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants

by Stephen Glain & Stephen J. Glain

A thousand years ago, a vast Arab empire stretched from the Asian steppe across the Mediterranean to Spain, pioneering new technologies, sciences, art and culture. Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated...


Adam Smith's Science of Morals

by Tom Campbell

This critical exposition of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, first published in 1971, gives an appreciation of Smith's conception of scientific method as applied to the study of social phenomena. The...


In the Name of Profit

by Robert L. Heilbroner

Said One Executive:

“Why should my conscience bother me?”

Here are dramatic true stories of executives whose desire for profit leads them into shameful decisions.

Naming actual executive of major American...


Political Vanity: Adam Ferguson on the Moral Tensions of Early Capitalism

by Matthew B. Arbo

Political Vanity aims to illuminate the central debates over the historical, moral, and political legitimacy of market capitalism as though still profoundly theological in character. This theological sensitivity...


Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism

by Daniel E. Saros

The failure of command central planning in the twentieth century has led to a general disillusionment within the socialist movement worldwide. Some alternatives to capitalism have been proposed since the end...


Keynes and his Contemporaries: Tradition and Enterprise in the Cambridge School of Economics

by Atsushi Komine

This book examines how the Cambridge School economists, such as J. M. Keynes, constructed revolutionary theories and advocated drastic policies based on their ideals for social organizations and their personal...


An Inquiry into Physiocracy (Routledge Revivals)

by Max Beer

The common understanding of physiocracy - the school of eighteenth-century political economy associated with thinkers such as Boisguillebert and Quesnay - is often confined to the view that it considered agriculture...


Russia's 'Age of Silver' (Routledge Revivals): Precious-Metal Production and Economic Growth in the Eighteenth Century

by Ian Blanchard

First published in 1989, Russia's 'Age of Silver' represents a major contribution to the history of the international economy during the eighteenth century, challenging old prejudices and establishing the importance...


The Crisis of Keynesian Economics (Routledge Revivals)

by Geoffrey Pilling

Geoffrey Pilling's treatment of this complex issue in political economy, first published in 1986, concentrates on a review of Keynes' writings rather than the vast literature that has developed surrounding his...


The World's First Stock Exchange

by Lodewijk Petram & Lynne Richards

The launch of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 initiated Amsterdam’s transformation from a regional market town into a dominant financial center. The Company introduced easily transferable shares, and...


Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

by Emily Erikson

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company’s...


Capital of Capital: Money, Banking, and Power in New York City

by Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin & Museum of the City of New York

From Revolutionary-era bank notes and stock and bond trading during the Civil War to the invention of modern mortgages and the 2008 financial collapse, Capital of Capital explores how New York City gave rise...


The Microeconomics of Complex Economies: Evolutionary, Institutional, Neoclassical, and Complexity Perspectives

by Wolfram Elsner, Torsten Heinrich & Henning Schwardt

The Microeconomics of Complex Economies uses game theory, modeling approaches, formal techniques, and computer simulations to teach useful, accessible approaches to real modern economies. It covers topics of...


The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought

by Cheng Lin, Terry Peach & Wang Fang

This volume comprises twelve papers written by Chinese scholars on various aspects of the history of ancient Chinese economic thought. The contributions are preceded by an introduction which gives an overview...


Science, Technology and Global Governance

by John R. De La Mothe

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Securing Prosperity: The American Labor Market: How It Has Changed and What to Do about It

by Paul Osterman

We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace....


The Big Problem of Small Change

by Thomas J. Sargent & François R. Velde

The Big Problem of Small Change offers the first credible and analytically sound explanation of how a problem that dogged monetary authorities for hundreds of years was finally solved. Two leading economists,...