The two historical debates studied here are concerned with the impact of techlogical change on unemployment and on the ecomy generally. The topic is of enduring interest among both ecomists and the public at large. The history of these 20th century debates has t previously been studied in detail, and the book provides valuable insight into the evolution of the understanding of a fundamental issue in the ecomy. By providing insight into idea evolution and ecomic methodology, the book is a valuable description of the ways in which ecomists work and react to each other.
GREGORY R. WOIROL is Professor of Economics and holder of the Richard and Billie Deihl Distinguished Chair at Whittier College. Dr. Woirol has published numerous books and journal articles dealing with subjects in economics.