From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (New Forum Books)




      From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (New Forum Books)
Peter Bauer, a pioneer of development economics, is an incisive thinker whose work continues to influence fields from political science to history to anthropology As Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen writes in the introduction to this book, the originality, force, and extensive bearing of his writings have been quite astonishing This collection of Bauer s essays reveals the full power and range of his thought as well as the central concern that underlies so much of his diverse work the impact of people s conduct, their cultural institutions, and the policies of their governments on economic progress. The papers here cover pressing and controversial issues, including the process that transforms a subsistence economy into an exchange economy, the reputed correlation between poverty and population density, the alleged responsibility of the West for Third World poverty, the often counterproductive results of foreign aid, and the effects of egalitarian policies on individual freedoms Bauer addresses these and other matters with clarity, verve, and wit, combining his deep understanding of economic theory and methodology with keen insights into human nature The book is a penetrating account of how to develop a prosperous economy alongside a free and fair society and a stimulating introduction to the work of a man who has done so much to shape our modern understanding of developing economies and of the relationship of economics to the other social sciences.This selection of essays will give readers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the rich world of cognizance and analysis erected by one of the great architects of political economy I feel privileged to be able to offer this letter of invitation From the introduction by Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in economics Best Download From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (New Forum Books) By P. T. Bauer For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • 168 pages
  • From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (New Forum Books)
  • P. T. Bauer
  • English
  • 13 February 2018

10 thoughts on “ From Subsistence to Exchange and Other Essays (New Forum Books)

  1. spacelady says:

    The essays of a pioneer in development economics, Peter Bauer, are gathered together in this edition For the economic illiterate, this book may be a struggle, but Bauer forgoes the dependence on mathematical models that much of contemporary economics relies on and gets to the point with clear historical and cultural references Bauer tackles the hot topics of development economics from a free market perspective, challenging the effectiveness and motivations behind foreign aid and what a develop The essays of a pioneer in development economics, Peter Bauer, are gathered together in this edition For the economic illiterate, this book may be a struggle, but Bauer forgoes the dependence on mathematical models that much of contemporary economics relies on and gets to the point with clear historical and cultural references Bauer tackles the hot topics of development economics from a free market perspective, challenging the effectiveness and motivations behind foreign aid and what a developing country requires to escape poverty He thoroughly dismantles the premise thatland and or resources are necessary, pointing to smaller and resource poor economies like Hong Kong, Venice and Switzerland as vibrant and productive counterexamples He challenges the notion of per capita income, pointing out that population increases relative to capi...

  2. Tyler says:

    I give this book a weak four stars The content at the very beginning was great There are a few parts that were a littleconfusing That is only because he takes a whole chapter, which was fairly long, and dedicates it to rebutting an economist that I ve never heard of or read Granted, the majority of the book is rebutting I also found the chapter against egalitarianism a little weak I don t think it would be able to convert anyone to non egalitarianism Nevertheless, the rest of the bo I give this book a weak four stars The content at the very beginning was great There are a few parts that were a littleconfusing That is only because he takes a whole chapter, which was fairly long, and dedicates it to rebutting an economist that I ve never heard of or read Granted, the majority of the book is rebutting I also found the chapter against egalitarianism a little weak I don t think it would be able to convert anyone to non egalitarianism Nevertheless, the rest of the book is phenomenal It takes on the many myths in economics and I think it takes them on superbly He gives many, many real world examples like Hong Kong, India which at the time of the ...

  3. Gavin says:

    Conservative critique of foreign aid, but without contempt or narrow particularism Emphasised cultural barriers and institutional weakness as a lone voice during the hegemony of Rostow s capital only fairytale.

  4. Martha Njolomole says:

    Great read and quite informative but may come off as condescending to a biased mind Overall enjoyed reading it but I didn t agree with some of the points raised.

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