Keynes: The Return of the Master

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PublicAffairs, Oct 26, 2010 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
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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This little booklet - perhaps monograph is the best word - is packed with interesting info and thought provoking ideas. First off, Skidelsky is clearly a fan: Keynes appears to have been not only a ... Read full review

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Remedial reading is seldom entertaining. Lord Skidelsky has written an outstanding multi-volume biography of the 20th century's greatest economist, John Maynard Keynes. This book serves as an ... Read full review


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Robert Skidelsky is the Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award. He is the author of The World After Communism (1995). He was made a life peer in 1991, and was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1994.

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