tries to deeply understand how actions mainly based on emotions, feelings or sentiments move society, being deeply connected with the way people make decisions.
The greatest of the modern Machiavellians considered by Burnham is the one he covers last: Vilfredo Pareto
, whose accomplishments spanned the fields of economics and sociology.
He looks at antidemocratic thought and decadence in France around the turn of the century, reasons of the state in Vilfredo Pareto
, legitimacy and the philosophy of history in Antonio Labriola, charisma and disenchantment in Max Weber, and alienation and totality in Antonio Gramsci.
The text advances chapter by chapter across a timeline, with similar examinations of the work of more or less well-known economists from Karl Marx to William Stanley Jevons, from Alfred Marshall to Vilfredo Pareto
, and from John Maynard Keynes to Ragnar Frisch, to cover the major economists, the schools of thought, and the theories.
One approach to solve this problem comes from Vilfredo Pareto
. The idea here is that the welfare of society has been maximized when every action that will make someone better off without reducing the welfare of another person has been made.
The company name came from the _ 80-20 idea by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto
, who noticed that 20 percent of the people in Italy owned 80 percent of the land.
According to Vilfredo Pareto
"elites have nothing in absolute; there can be an aristocracy of saints, an aristocracy of brigands" (1).
, Hilaire Belloc, and Jose Ortega y Gasset come immediately to mind, yet not one of them makes an appearance in this collection.
A classic case of the power law in economics (although it has recently been disputed) is the distribution of wealth, described by Italian Vilfredo Pareto
The principle was evolved by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto
who noted that 80 percent of the Italian land was owned by 20 percent of the population.