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Confessions of an Economic Heretic (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9780415672085
Published June 15, 2012 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1938 this Routledge Revival is a reissue of the autobiography of influential economist J. A. Hobson. A comprehensive work, it details many aspects of his life including his background, influences, ethicical principles, philosophy and religion. In a life which spanned great social, political and economic change - not least that brought about in the aftermath of the first world war - Hobson's humanist economic philosophy had a lasting impact upon economic and sociological thought. 

Table of Contents

1. Class influences in Early Youth  2. An Early Heresy  3. Humanism and Rationalism  4. Contacts with Political and Ethical Movements  5. South African and American Studies  6. The Rise of Sociology in England  7. Politics and Journalism  8. The Great War and its Aftermath  9. Political and Economic Consequences of the War  10. Break-up of Creeds and Parties  11. Post-war Economics  12. The Welfare Economics of Population  13. Western Christianity 14. An Economic Journey towards Humanism  15. The Revision of Democracy  16. A Summary of Humanist Economics

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