Economics in Perspective is a work that reflects years of effort and the special advantage of a scholar who has known personally nearly all of the major players of the last fifty years. It also demonstrates that a history such as this need not be tedious or dull. Indeed, the story is alive with interest. Finally, as Galbraith shows, there are no important ideas in economics that cannot be phrased in clear, undestandable language. This book is fully as available to the concerned layman as to the professional economist.