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3 months ago

    The newest addition to the series of Curator’s Favorites provides complete links to the works cited by Moritz Kaufmann in the forward to his 1879 book: Utopias; or, Schemes of Social Improvement from Sir Thomas More to Karl Marx.   The third addition is the fully-linked list of 18 Popular Economic Tracts from 1880-1891

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4 months ago

    The newest addition to the series of Curator’s Favorites is the fully-linked list of 18 Popular Economic Tracts from 1880-1891 published by the Society for Political Education. The second item in the series of Curator’s Favorites is the list of reading assignments extracted from Frank W. Fetter’s student notes from 1923-24 when he took

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    The collection of artifacts here at Economics in the Rear-view Mirror has grown sufficiently large that part of my self-imposed curation duties now include adding postings to link back to some earlier postings that perhaps newer visitors and subscribers have yet to discover. Today I add the list of reading assignments extracted from Frank W. Fetter’s

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    The Rare Book Reading Room of Economics in the Rear-view Mirror proudly announces the addition of a work that was written by Copernicus sometime before April 1526. It represents an early statement of the quantity theory of money. Copernicus, Nicolaus.  Monetae Cudendae Ratio (On the Coinage of Money). Latin and Polish translation (1854). Beginning p. 563 in Nicolai Copernici

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    The collection of artifacts here at Economics in the Rear-view Mirror has grown sufficiently large that part of my self-imposed curation duties now include adding postings to link back to some earlier postings that perhaps newer visitors and subscribers have yet to discover. One such underused resource in my opinion is the  list of items “Recommended Teacher’s

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  Latest addition to the Economics in the Rear-view Mirror Rare Book Reading Room: a link to the Latin original of Daniel Bernoulli’s paper for his solution to the St. Petersburg paradox. From the English translator’s note: “I am also grateful to Mr. William J. Baumol, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, for his valuable assistance in interpreting Bernoulli’s paper in

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    Yesterday, May 8 (2017) Economics in the Rear-View Mirror celebrated its second anniversary of providing transcriptions of material culled from archives both physical and electronic. These artifacts are relevant, most of the time, to my research project on the history of economic graduate and undergraduate economics in the United States from the late

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On the road again

7 months ago

Dear subscribers, Some of you might wonder about the recent interruption in regular posts here at Economics in the Rear-view Mirror. Not to worry, all is well. First I was on an archival expedition for three weeks. I am currently touring Vietnam. I’ll only be tweeting links to some of the golden oldie posts (@irwincollier)

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I’ve got to crow. Recently entertained a group of students visiting Berlin from Roosevelt University in Chicago and was given a nice picture book about the history of their university in which there was a picture of Abba Lerner with the analogue Phillips Moniac computer. When I googled to find out whether that Moniac was

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Today marks the first anniversary of Economics in the Rear-View Mirror.  It was conceived as a boutique blog/website that provides transcriptions of material bearing on the education of economists in the United States up to the 1950s. During this first year I have provided postings of some 265 “artifacts” that have attracted over 16,000 page visits between

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