Robert Skidelsky is emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick. He is the author of many books, including Money and Government: The Past and Future of Economics. He lives in London.
Robert Skidelsky has written the book that anyone who wants to learn economics-and anyone who thinks that they know economics-should read. -Meghnad Desai, author of Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One This is a cogent and highly readable exposure of economics as a discourse, often free from the constraints of history and politics, and therefore free to inhabit an imaginary world underpinned by the seductive verities of logic and mathematics. It also helps to explain why 2008 took the whole world by surprise. -Gareth Stedman Jones, author of An End to Poverty? Skidelsky gives a wonderfully readable, compelling and compassionate account of where economics goes wrong. This is an urgent message for all sides to hear. -Nancy Cartwright, Professor of Philosophy, Durham University