"A very readable introduction to classical economics, aimed at students of economic thought, but also of interest to historians, philosophers and political scientists. Sowell clarifies important misconceptions about classical economics- especially regarding Marx, Malthus, and Sismondi. An impressive read."

                         -Edward Stringham, San Jose State University


"An important, beautifully researched collection. Sowell manages, with great scholarship, to clearly and simply explain both complex questions of economic theory and how they developed."

                         -David C. John, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation


"Thomas Sowell has written a detailed, intellectual history of the Classical Economists, putting the various authors into a cohesive framework for the first time. A good solid enjoyable book."

                         -Robert Lawson, Capital University School of Management


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