Essays on Classical Economics

This remarkable collection of essays presents a history of the process through which classical economics evolved to provide the foundation of economics as we know it today. It covers such topics as macroeconomics, microeconomics, social philosophy, and methodology, as well as in-depth treatment of such landmark figures as John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, and an important but neglected figure, Sismondi. Essays on Classical Economics presents both reprinted material from Thomas Sowell's earlier scholarly publications and new essays written specifically for this volume, including his concluding thoughts on the history of economics, the specialty that first attracted him to economics.