Keynes: The Return of the Master

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PublicAffairs, 2009 - Electronic books - 213 pages
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The ideas of John Maynard Keynes have never been more timely. No one has bettered Keynes's description of the psychology of investors during a financial crisis: 'The practice of calmness and immobility, of certainty and security, suddenly breaks down. New
  

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User Review  - Juan - Goodreads

This is an overview of Keynes thought –his economic, political and moral thought– motivated by the current financial crisis. Skidelsky considers that the financial crisis is also –and fundamentally– a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Randal Samstag - Goodreads

This is a competent answer by Keynes's biographer to the question "What would Keynes have done?" in the aftermath of the 2008 crash and a response to the economic theories that have dominated the US ... Read full review

Contents

1 What Went Wrong? 3
3
2 The Present State of Economics 29
29
PART IIThe Rise and Fall of Keynesian Economics
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3 The Lives of Keynes 55
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4 Keyness Economics 75
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Success or Failure? 101
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PART III The Return of Keynes
131
6 Keynes and the Ethics of Capitalism 133
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7 Keyness Politics 154
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8 Keynes for Today 168
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Bibliography 195
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Notes 201
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Index 211
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Robert Skidelsky, a professor of political economy at Warwick University, is also the author of Politicians and the Slump and Oswald Mosley.

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