The Essential Hirschman (by Albert O. Hirschman)

Author(s): Albert O. Hirschman

Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2013-10-13
ISBN-10: 0691159904
ISBN-13: 9780691159904
Language: English
The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest
essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth
century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O.
Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare
ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of
literary imagination. In an age in which our academic disciplines
require ever-greater specialization and narrowness, it is rare to
encounter an intellectual who can transform how we think about
inequality by writing about traffic, or who can slip in a quote
from Flaubert to reveal something surprising about taxes. The… more…

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