Economics Science Had Late-Scholastic Origins (Podcast)

By Phillip W. Magness

Economics as a science began to take shape in the late Middle Ages as theologians began to come to terms with laws operating within the material world to enhance human well being. 

In this extended podcast with The History of the Papacy, I explain in some detail the ideas, people, and political drama associated with the gradual discovery of economics as a science. 

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Phillip W. Magness

Phil Magness is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. He is the author of numerous works on economic history, taxation, economic inequality, the history of slavery, and education policy in the United States.