Keynes

The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century's Most Influential Economist
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Author(s): Peter Clarke
Original Publish Date: Nov 04, 2009
Product Number: EB00637769
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781608191710
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
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The ideas of John Maynard Keynes inspired the New Deal and helped rebuild world economies after World War II -and were later dismissed as "depression economics." Then came the great meltdown of 2008. Market forces that the world relied on suddenly failed to self-correct-and Keynes's doctrine of corrective action in an imperfect world became more relevant than ever.
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Keynes was not a traditional economist: He was a polemicist, iconoclastic public intellectual, peer of the realm, and political operative, as well as an openly homosexual Bohemian who befriended Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster. In Keynes>, noted historian Peter Clarke provides a timely and masterful accounting of Keynes's life and work, bringing his genius and skepticism alive for an era fraught with economic difficulties that he surely would have relished solving.