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Classic  Works  on  Economics
{ from 1759 to 1980 }

Theory of Moral Sentiments 1759 classic book by Adam Smith  "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" [1759 classic]
by Adam Smith [1723-90]

Kindle Edition from MobileReference [11/2008] for $0.89 {sic}
2010 pb edition: edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley, Introduction by Amartya Sen
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [1/2010] for $9.93
Cosimo Classics 9x6 hardcover [8/2007] for $39.95
Gateway Editions 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/99] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia

On The Wealth of Nations 1776 classic book by Adam Smith  "An Inquiry Into The Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations"
[1776 classic] by Adam Smith [1723-90]

"Still the best account of the foundations of market economics."
— Adam Gopnik, in 2010

Kindle Edition from MobileReference [11/2008] for $0.95 {sic}
Kindle Edition from Packard Technologies [12/2005 edition] for $0.88 {sic}
Bantam Classics mass pb [3/2003] for $7.99
Digireads 8¾x6 pb [2009] for $14.35
Modern Library 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/94] for $12.79
book entry at Wikipedia

Treatise on Political Economy book by Jean-Baptiste Say  "A Treatise On Political Economy" [1803 classic] by Jean-Baptiste Say
original title: "Traité d'économie politique ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent, et se composent les richesses"
Nabu Press 9¾x7½ pb [2/2010] for $29.45
General Books LLC facsimile 1841 Edition 9x6 pb [12/2009] for $16.95
Jean-Baptiste Say [1767-1832] entry at Wikipedia
Principles of Political Economy and Taxation classic book by David Ricardo  "Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" [1817 classic]
by David Ricardo [1772-1823]

Kindle Edition from Old Classics [8/2009] for $0.99 {sic}
Dover 8x5¼ pb [6/2004] for $9.95
Prometheus 8½x5½ pb [11/96] for $11.20
eLibron facsimile of 1908 edition
Adamant Media pb [8/2006] for $29.99
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness of Crowds classic book by Charles Mackay  "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds" [1841 classic]
by Charles Mackay [1814-89]

Besides looking at too-frequent financial bubbles & schemes, the book covers alchemy, the Crusades, witchery, haunted houses, fashions, fortune-telling and other mass phenomena.
Three Rivers Press 9x6 pb [7/95] for $10.85
Prometheus Books 8½x5½ pb [5/2001] for $20.00
Harriman House 7½x4½ hardcover [12/2003] for $12.91

Principles of Economics classic book by Carl Menger   "Principles of Economics" [1871 classic]
by Carl Menger [1840-1921]

Libertarian Press 9½x6½ pb [12/94] for $19.94 at Amazon
NY Univ Press hardcover [4/81] out of print/used at Amazon
infosite at George Mason University

Progress and Poverty 1879 classic book by Henry George  "Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into The Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want With Increase of Wealth - The Remedy" [1879 classic]
by Henry George [1839-97]

Very popular in its time, and still revered by flat-tax advocates; but the essence of the Single Tax On Land is false, in that landowners will always shift the burden of that tax to tenants.
BiblioLife 9¾x7½ pb [4/2010] for $34.01
Nabu Press/BiblioBazaar 9¾x7½ pb [4/2010] for $44.75
BiblioLife 10x7 hardcover [4/2010] for $44.99
book entry at Wikipediaofficial book site & online text
Gospel of Wealth classic book by Andrew Carnegie   
"The Gospel of Wealth" and Other Writings [1889 classic]
by industrialist Andrew Carnegie [1835-1919]

Penguin 7½x5 pb [9/2006] for $8.50
Henry Demarest Lloyd portrait  "Wealth Against Commonwealth" [1894 classic]
by muckraker Henry Demarest Lloyd [1847-1903]

Greenwood Press hardcover [3/76] for $45.00
Reprint Services hardcover [11/99] for $126.99
Theory of the Leisure Class classic book by Thorstein B. Veblen  "The Theory of The Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions"
[1899 classic] by Thorstein B. Veblen [1857-1929]

Dover Thrift 8x5 pb [6/94] for $2.25
Career Tapes multi-cassette audio [6/87] for $80.00
online text of 'Theory of the Leisure Class'
Philosophy of Money classic book by Georg Simmel, edited by David Frisby  "The Philosophy of Money" [1900 classic]
by Georg Simmel [1858-1918]; edited by David Frisby; translated by Tom Bottomore & David Frisby

Routledge 9¼x7 3rd edition pb [5/2004] for $41.95
Routledge 9½x6¼ 3rd ed hardcover [5/2004] for $145.00
The Octopus novel by Frank Norris  "The Octopus: A Story of California" [1901 novel]
by Frank Norris [1870-1902]

The classic historical novel of the decade-long ruthless & bloody battle between the railroad monopoly and the outmatched farmers of California.
Dover 5¼x8 pb [12/2003] for $8.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [8/94] for $14.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [10/86] out of print/used
Indypublish 6x9 hardcover [9/2002] for $22.99
Bentley hardcover [6/71] out of print/used

The Pit novel by Frank Norris  "The Pit: A Story of Chicago" [1903] by Frank Norris [1870-1902]
Love vs. speculation on the Chicago commodities market; " topical as the internet bubble"; "... shows that greed has always been the driving force in our American economy."
Kessinger 9x6 pb [6/2004] for $31.95
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [8/94] out of print/many used
North Books 8x5½ hardcover [1/2003] for $26.99
Robert Bentley 8½x6 hardcover [6/71] out of print/used

The Money Changers 1908 novel by Upton Sinclair  "The Money Changers" [1908] by Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]
A novel about the Wall Street Panic of 1907, a financial disaster brought on deliberately by powerful banking barons intent upon the ruin of their rivals.
Kindle Edition from Public Domain Books [6/2004 edition] for FREE!
Dodo Press 8¾x5¾ pb [10/2007] for $1.50 {sic}
Aegypan 9x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $24.95
Theory of Money & Credit book by Ludwig von Mises  "The Theory of Money and Credit" [1912 classic]
by Ludwig von Mises, translation by H.E. Batson

"The best book on money ever written." — Murray Rothbard
CreateSpace 9¾x8 pb [5/2009] for $11.99
Liberty Fund 9x6 pb [6/80] for $7.50
Liberty Fund 9½x6½ hardcover [6/81] for $24.00
The Financier novel by Theodore Dreiser  "The Financier" [1912 novel] by Theodore Dreiser [1871-1945]
The first of a trilogy about ambitious Frank Cowperwood (based on the flamboyant life of C.T. Yerkes). His fortunes rise and fall in Philadelphia society, from the U.S. Civil War to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when his stock empire falls apart due to shady dealings and romantic scandal; he serves time in prison, and heads for Chicago to play the grain market.
Plume 8x5¼ pb [11/67] for $12.48
The Titan novel by Theodore Dreiser  "The Titan" [1914 sequel to "The Financier"] by Theodore Dreiser
Frank Cowperwood enters the financial world of Chicago with letters of introduction that fail to mention his criminal past.
BiblioBazaar 8x5 pb [3/2007] for $18.99
hardcover [12/2007] for $27.50
"The Stoic" [1947 posthumous sequel to "The Titan"] by Dreiser
Signet pb [11/81] out of print/rare
Other People's Money book by Louis D. Brandeis  
"Other People's Money and How The Bankers Use It" [1914 classic]
by Louis D. Brandeis

CreateSpace 9x6 pb [2/2009] for $7.25
Cosimo Classics 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2009] for $25.99 out of print/used
Reminiscences of A Stock Operator book by Edwin Lefèvre  "Reminiscences of A Stock Operator" [1923]
by Edwin Lefèvre [1873-1941], Foreword by Roger Lowenstein

Wiley Classics 8½x5½ pb [1/2006] for $13.57
Illustrated Edition: Foreword by William J. O'Neil
Wiley Classics 11x8½ hardcover [9/2004] for $19.77
Caught Short! book by Eddie Cantor  "Caught Short! A Saga of Wailing Wall Street" [1929] by Eddie Cantor
Entertainer Cantor lost multi-millions in the 1929 crash, then built up his net worth by writing several books of humorous stories and cartoons of his financial struggles, ghost written by David Freedman. American Mercury Magazine editor H.L. Mencken asserted that Cantor's books did more to pull America out of the Great Depression than all government measures combined.
Kessinger Publng 11x8¼ pb [5/2003] out of print/scarce
Simon & Schuster hardcover [1929] out of print/used
Yoo-Hoo, Prosperity / The Eddie Cantor Five-Year Plan 1931 book by Eddie Cantor & David Freeman  "Yoo-Hoo, Prosperity!: The Eddie Cantor Five-Year Plan" [1931]
by Eddie Cantor & David Freeman

The second of Cantor & Freeman's humorous and uplifting books on the Great Depression
Fraser Publng Co. 7x5 pb [11/92] out of print/used
Simon & Schuster 9x6½ hardcover [1931] out of print/used
"Caught Short!" and "Yoo-Hoo, Prosperity!" in one volume [1969]
Greenwood Press hardcover [1969] out of print/SOLD OUT!

The Robber Barons classic book by Matthew Josephson  "The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901"
[1934 classic] by Matthew Josephson

The classic study of American capitalists who boldly seized economic power in America after the Civil War, featuring Carnegie, Frick, Gould, Morgan, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and others.
Harcourt 8x5½ pb [6/62] for $12.75
Amereon 8¾x5¾ hardcover [6/40] for $34.95

General Theory classic book by John Maynard Keynes  "The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money"
[1936 classic] by John Maynard Keynes [1883-1946]

Prometheus 8½x5½ pb [5/97] for $11.20
Royal Economic Society hardcover [4/78] out of print/used
Folklore of Capitalism book by Thurman W. Arnold  "The Folklore of Capitalism" [1937 classic]
by Thurman W. Arnold

Beard Group 8x5 pb [12/2000] for $34.95
Greenwood hardcover [6/80] out of print/used
Many Happy Returns income tax book by Groucho Marx & Otto Soglow  "Many Happy Returns: An Unofficial Guide To Your Income Tax Problems"
[1942] by Groucho Marx, TPLB; Illustrated by Otto Soglow

{the TPLB abbreviation on the cover stands for 'Tax Payer, Lower Brackets'}
Simon & Schuster 7¼x5½ hardcover [1942] out of print/scarce
Road To Serfdom classic book by F.A. Hayek  "The Road To Serfdom" [1944 classic] by F.A. Hayek
"Morally & philosophically, I find myself in agreement with the whole of [Hayek's "Road To Serfdom"]." — John Maynard Keynes [1883-1946]
Univ of Chicago Press 8x5 pb [9/94] for $9.48
Univ of Chicago Press hardcover [9/94] for $19.25
Blackstone UNABR audio [8/97] for $49.95
Economics classic book by Paul A. Samuelson & William D. Nordhaus  "Economics" [1948 classic] by Paul A. Samuelson
800-page 18th edition, co-authored by William D. Nordhaus
McGraw-Hill/Irwin 10¼x8 hardcover [7/2004] for $123.75 !!
1948 original
McGraw-Hill/Irwin hardcover [12/97] out of print/used
Human Action classic book by Ludwig von Mises  "Human Action: A Treatise On Economics" [900-page 1949 classic]
by Ludwig von Mises

"Ought to be on the bookshelf of every thinking man." — Wall Street Journal
Fox & Wilkes 9¼x6¼ pb [1/97] for $24.95
Ludwig von Mises Institute hardcover [12/98] for $65.00

The Intelligent Investor classic book by Benjamin Graham  "The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book On Value Investing"
[orig 1949; rev 2003] by Benjamin Graham [1894-1976]; updated with new commentary by Jason Zweig; Preface & Appendix by Warren E. Buffett

HarperBusiness Essentials pb [2/2006] for $13.57
Worldly Philosophers classic book by Robert L. Heilbroner  "The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times & Ideas of The Great Economic Thinkers" [1953 classic] by Robert L. Heilbroner
editions since 1999 include additional chapter "The End of Worldly Philosophy"
Kindle Edition from S&S/Touchstone [1/2011 edition] for $13.99
Touchstone 8½x5½ pb [7th edition 8/99] for $11.20
S&S hardcover [6th edition 6/99] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [4th edition 9/72] out of print/used
Touchstone pb [4th edition 9/72] out of print/many used
Teachings / Worldly Philosophy book by Robert L. Heilbroner  
"Teachings From The Worldly Philosophy"
[1996 sequel] by Robert L. Heilbroner

W.W. Norton 8x5.4 pb [8/97] for $10.85
W.W. Norton hardcover [4/96] for $27.50
Affluent Society classic book by John Kenneth Galbraith  "The Affluent Society: 40th Anniversary Edition" [1958 classic]
by John Kenneth Galbraith [1908-2006]

Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5½ pb [10/98] for $10.40
The Wretched of The Earth classic book by Frantz Fanon  "The Wretched of The Earth" [1961 classic]
by Frantz Fanon; translation by Constance Farrington

A handbook for revolution against colonialism.
"Have the courage to read this book." — Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80]
Grove Press 8.2x5¼ pb [4/86] for $9.60
The Other America classic bhook by Michael Harrington  "The Other America: Poverty In The United States" [1962 classic]
by Michael Harrington

Scribner 8½x5½ pb [8/97] for $13.00
Collier pb [1/94] out of print/many used
MacMillan hardcover [6/70] out of print/used
Monetary History of the U.S. classic by Milton Friedman & Anna Jacobson Schwartz  "Monetary History of The United States, 1867-1960" [1963 classic]
by Milton Friedman & Anna Jacobson Schwartz

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6½ pb [11/71] for $36.23
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [6/63] out of print/used
expanded version of Chapter 7: "The Great Contraction" [1964]
Princeton Univ Press pb [6/64] out of print/used

Capitalism & Freedom classic book by Milton Friedman  "Capitalism and Freedom" [1962 classic] by Milton Friedman
Univ of Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [6/72] out of print/used
Univ of Chicago Press pb [11/2002] for $13.00
Univ of Chicago Press hardcover [11/2002] for $45.00
Blackstone UNABR audio [12/93] 5 tapes for $27.97
CareerTapes audio [6/89] for $60.00
online text of Preface (1982)

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal classic book by Ayn Rand  "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal" [1967 classic]
by Ayn Rand [1905-82]

N.A.L. pb [8/84] for $6.39
Blackstone UNABR audio [11/2000] for $69.95
Blackstone audio CD [11/2000] for $96.00
Great Depression and American Capitalism book by Robert F. Himmelberg  "The Great Depression and American Capitalism" [1968]
Edited with an Introduction by Robert F. Himmelberg

D.C. Heath & Co. pb [1968] out of print/scarce
Rich & Super Rich book by Ferdinand Lundberg  "The Rich & The Super Rich: A Study In The Power of Money Today" [1968]
by Ferdinand Lundberg

Lyle Stuart 6¼x9¼ pb [8/88] out of print/used
Lyle Stuart hardcover [6/68] out of print/used
Economy of Cities classic book by Jane Jacobs  "The Economy of Cities" [1969 classic]
by Jane Jacobs

Vintage pb [2/77] for $11.20
Random House hardcover [1/69] out of print/used
Business Adventures book by John Brooks  "Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From The World of Wall Street"
[1969] by John Brooks

Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [7/2014] for $9.99
Open Road Media pb [DUE Sept 2014] for $10.19
When they first met in 1991, Bill Gates (then 36) asked Warren Buffett (then 61) to recommend a good book about business; 'without hesitation', Warren promised to send Bill his personal copy of this book; since Bill's recent hype of the book, old copies are sold out, with a paperbound reissue due in September.

Mouse On Wall Street novel by Leonard Wibberley  "The Mouse On Wall Street: Another Mad Irresistible Story About The Little Duchy That Shook Mighty America With Laughter!" [1969]
by Leonard Wibberley [1915-83]

After the success of their invasion of the United States, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick is awash with money. Too much money causes inflation, so the ministers decide to lose money on the New York stock market . . .
Bantam mass pb [1/71] out of print/scarce
Wm. Morrow hardcover [9/69] out of print/used
1973 classic Ten Cents On The Dollar / Bankruptcy Game book by Sidney Rutberg  
"Ten Cents On The Dollar: or, The Bankruptcy Game" [1973 classic]
by Sidney Rutberg

Beard Books 8x5 pb [1999] for $34.95
A Random Walk Down Wall Street book by Burton G. Malkiel  "A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy For Successful Investing" [1973 classic, 8th edition 2003]
by Burton G. Malkiel

recommended by John C. Bogle in August 2005 Time Magazine interview
W.W. Norton 8½x5½ pb [1/2004] for $12.21
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2003] for $19.77
publisher bookpage

Manias, Panics & Crashes / History of Financial Crises classic book by Charles P. Kindleberger & Robert Aliber  
"Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises"
[1978 classic] by Charles P. Kindleberger & Robert Aliber

"has long been the best history of financial pathologies"
Wiley & Sons 5th edition 8¾x6 pb [10/2005] for $13.57
Essentials of Economics textbook by Baumol & Blinder  "Essentials of Economics: Principles & Policy" [1979 classic]
by William J. Baumol & Alan S. Blinder

10th edition textbook includes access to InfoTrac® software
South-Western College Publng 11x8½ hardcover [6/2005] for $135.48
Prof. Baumol at Wikipedia
Prof. Blinder at Wikipedia

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Periodicals  on  Economics  &  Business

Business Ethics Report [est. 1987]
Business Ethics
Report Magazine

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Black Enterprise Magazine
Black Enterprise

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Economy Magazine

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Entrepreneur Magazine [est. 1979] based in Irvine, California
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Smart Money: The Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business
Smart Money

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Robb Report Worth Magazine [est. 12/2003]
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Worth Magazine

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Money Magazine {from Time, Inc.}
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Kindle Edition
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Dollars and Sense Magazine [est. 1974] based in Boston
Dollars and Sense:
The Magazine of
Economic Justice

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The Economics Film Festival kept growing, and was cut to its own page in December 2010.
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. . . and there are more movies on management, Wall Street, the Corporate Wars, and the G.O.P. Meltdown
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poster for 1896 stageplay 'The War of Wealth' by Charles T. Dazey - The Bank Run  
poster for 1896 stageplay 'The War of Wealth' by Charles T. Dazey - The Child Is Mine . . .  
"The War of Wealth" Broadway stageplay [Feb 1896-??]
Written by Charles T. Dazey [1855–1938], starring Malcolm Williams
bare credits at Internet Broadway Database

"The War of Wealth" silent short [General Film Co. Sept 1914]
PROBABLY: short film based on Dazey's stageplay; POSSIBLY: directed by D.W. Griffith; short film produced by Biograph starring Linda Arvidson {Griffith's first wife}, Charles Perley, Clara T. Bracy, Jack Brammall, William J. Butler, Robert Drouet, Alfred Paget & George C. Pearce; three reels ran roughly 30 minutes
print status unknown • bare credits at IMDb

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