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  • Mark Skousen

    Mark Skousen has built his impressive reputation as one of the industry's best-known investment advisors by consistently beating the market year after year. Now, he passes along his entire investment philosophy, based on his decades of experience, in a single, one-lesson book. Investing in One Lesson first unravels the intricacies of Wall Street, explaining in layman's terms why financial markets frequently behave in seemingly irrational ways. Then Skousen reveals his surprisingly simple strategy for making money in the stock market and shows why his approach stands the test of time and the scrutiny of skeptics. Including personal anecdotes from Skousen's career, Investing in One...read more

  • Mark Skousen

    Here is a bold, updated history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today’s rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work to provide more on Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Joseph Stiglitz and on “imperfect” markets and behavioral economics. This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues to the present day, examining the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Included are highlights of little...read more

  • Mark Skousen

    This bold new history of economics tells the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built a rigorous social science without peer. Unlike other economics histories, Skousen's book provides a running plot with a singular heroic figure, Adam Smith, at the center of the discipline. Skousen unites the great thinkers by ranking them for or against Adam Smith and his "system of natural liberty." He shows how Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, and even laissez-faire disciples Robert Malthus and David Ricardo detracted from Adam Smith's classical model of democratic capitalism, while Alfred Marshall, Irving Fisher, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman, among others,...read more

  • Jo Ann Skousen

    Saving, budgeting, and investing are keys to creating wealth-but there are many different philosophies about how to approach this essential task. The "investment philosophers" offer systematic beliefs about investing that often parallel other systems of human conduct (e.g. Taoism, the hunter-warrior, etc.). The financial economists (e.g. Fisher, Keynes) offer insights about how human behavior is collectively expressed in markets. The Secrets of the Great Investors Series is a collection of presentations that explain, in understandable language, the strategies, tactics, and principles that have produced great wealth, and how you can improve your financial future. History's greatest...read more

  • Mark Skousen

    Benjamin Franklin’s celebrated autobiography, published after his death, is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time—but it was incomplete. Franklin ended his life’s story in 1757, when he was only fifty-one. He lived another thirty-three full, eventful, and dramatic years, some of the most dramatic years in American history—years in which Franklin was America’s advocate in London, represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress, and was America’s wartime ambassador to France. During these years Franklin also helped write our nation’s Constitution and planned an American Empire that would displace the British Empire. Franklin is one of...read more

  • Mark Skousen

    History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics, due to the turbulent lives and battle of ideas of the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard...read more

  • Mark Skousen

    The power of economic thinking can be explained by seven core principles, which are accountability, investments, economy, incentive, freedom of choice, nondiscrimination, and one price. By understanding and incorporating these principles, better decisions will be made on individual, corporate, and government levels. To explain this thesis, the author offers analyses of key economists who have changed their views over time, an examination of major domestic and international issues, and an explanation of how economists can predict which politicians will be...read more