Friday June 5, 2020

Economics and history collide to teach us some new lessons

Although Linda Yueh's prose can be a little dry in places, she does, thankfully, find space for human details such as Smith banging his head against a wall while dictating The Wealth of Nations

1st April, 2018
Karl Marx would probably be appalled by modern-day China Pic: Getty

Economics: The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today, By Linda Yueh, Viking, €23

Linda Yueh’s new book might well have been inspired by a scene from the seminal US television drama The Wire. After the drugs kingpin Stringer Bell has been killed, two police detectives go to check out his apartment. One of them scans the dead man’s bookshelves and is shocked to find a well-thumbed copy of The Wealth...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

Caroline West | 1 week ago

The possibly least ‘normal people’ in the world have watched Normal People, and are now mega-fans – and it’s all very exploding head emoji

Emer McLysaght | 1 week ago

Having traded his Six One News slot for the wireless two years ago, the RTÉ veteran now finds himself presenting Morning Ireland from his home in Portobello – but says the 4am starts are still worth it

Daniel Murray | 3 weeks ago