The Making of Economic Society 3E
Robert L. Heilbroner and William Milberg
The Making of Economic Society is not a simple history book. The goal of the book is to bring to life the dramatic social forces around material production and distribution that have gradually created the world in which we live. The book is built on the basic idea that we need knowledge of history in order to understand our present economic situation and to be able to think through likely future economic challenges we will face. Heilbroner had no loftier ambition than to describe the dramatic, and at times wrenching, changes in economic and social life that provide the backdrop for understanding today’s world.