Keynes: The Return of the Master
In the debris of the financial crash of 2008, the principles of John Maynard Keynes—that economic storms are a normal part of the market system, that governments need to step in and use fiscal ammunition to prevent these storms from becoming depressions, and that societies that value the pursuit of money should reprioritize—are more pertinent and applicable than ever. InKeynes: The Return of the Master, Robert Skidelsky brilliantly synthesizes Keynes career and life, and offers nervous capitalists a positive answer to the question we now face: When unbridled capitalism falters, is there an alternative?
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Review: Keynes: The Return of the MasterUser Review - Satinder Hawkins - Goodreads
Learned a lot and I have a greater respect for the idea of economics as a social science philosophy rather than as an applied mathematics (which I think is very connected to the Great Recession). Read full review
Review: Keynes: The Return of the MasterUser Review - Avi - Goodreads
Skidelsky is clearly a chapter 12 Keynesian, focussed primarily on the role of uncertainty in causing instability. There is very little on chapter 17 (on the interest rate), which is really the most ... Read full review