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Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics
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Robert Skidelsky
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Money and Government: A Challenge to Mainstream Economics

Robert Skidelsky


Allen Lane

Business & Economics;
Economic theory & philosophy;
Financial crises & disasters


384 pages

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The effects of 2008 are still with us today. As restricted growth and austerity have endured, so has the profound crisis of ideas the financial crisis precipitated. In Money and Government, Robert Skidelsky accounts for the causes of the crash. He shows that the underlying causes have not been dealt with, and examines what the failures - by politicians and economists - mean for economics.

By:   Robert Skidelsky
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   897g
ISBN:   9780241352823
ISBN 10:   0241352827
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

Skidelsky, historian and biographer of Keynes, is a major figure in the revival of Keynesian thought since the financial crisis. His aim in this ambitious new book is to argue that pervasive uncertainty, which Keynes emphasised in his seminal theory of the 1930s, explains why money and governments must be central players in any market economy. -- Martin Wolf * Financial Times (Books of the Year) *

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