From an online book review on BillyBush.Net:
I recently finished “The Making of Modern Economics” by Mark Skousen. I found this book quite intriguing. It provides a powerful foundation and historical background to economic thought by offering the histories of the individuals that most contributed to modern schools of economics and public policy.
retrospect, I definitely made too stnrog a connection between the two subjects. However, while macro-economics would probably be less useful, I would wager that a lot of generic economic theory is useful perhaps even necessary when making some of the more major financial decisions in life.My motivation is mostly political, and I was trying to find a way to make economics more appealing to people less interested in politics.