Consuming Interests: Great Ideas in Economics is a comprehensive anthology for readers interested in developing a wider perspective on the economic interpretation of the world. Unlike an economics textbook, which is designed to teach the technical aspects of the field, the twenty selections in Consuming Interests help readers explore larger surrounding issues.
The selections will prompt lively discussion of such questions as: What kinds of underlying human motives drive markets? How should ethical principles influence economic policies? How should a country safeguard its economic interests in light of international trade?
- Ethics and the Economic Interpretation
- Of Money
- Of Restraints upon the Importation from Foreign Countries
- Selected Essays
- Of the Demand or Market for Products
- On Machinery
- That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen
- Principles of Political Economy*
- The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof
- Why Lombard Street Is Often Very Dull, and Sometimes Extremely Excited
- Application of the Laws of Demand and Supply to the Special Problem of Wages
- The Substance of Economics
- Industrial Exemption and Conservatism
- The Civilization of Capitalism
- The General Theory of Employment*
- The Road to Serfdom*
- Political Aspects of Full Employment
- The Social Responsibility of Business
- Perspectives on Theory
*Indicates a selection from a longer work.