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6 Economists Everyone Should Know

Written By: Jason Shafrin - May• 11•07

For non-economists, mental_floss’ book Condensed Knowledge: A deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again has brief bio’s on 6 of the most famous economists. Each person’s contribution to economics is sucinctly described in a non-technical manner. Click here to see the excerpt.

The six economists chosen are:

  • Adam Smith
  • David Ricardo
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • Joseph Schumpeter
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Milton Friedman

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  1. Tom Leith says:

    They need one more: George Stigler, who saved economics by introducing the notion of information value. Besides that, he was hilarious, and everyone should know that economists aren’t really dismal.