Economics - General

6 Economists Everyone Should Know

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