Keynes : The Rise, Fall, and Return of the Twentieth Century's Most Influential Economist (Hardcover) - Clarke, Peter

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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. Noted historian Clarke provides a timely and masterful accounting of Keynes''s life and work.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9781608190232
SKU 211308344
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1608190234
Release Date 10/27/2009
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1T
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"Clarke lays out the development of Keynes's economics from the mid-1920s to his GENERAL THEORY, and it's a gripping journey.|....One comes away from this account impressed by the continual interplay between theory and economic reality in Keynes's work."
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Editors Note An assessment of the New Deal economist's financial insights considers how his post-World War II doctrine of corrective action may be adapted to address current financial challenges, in an account that also evaluates aspects of Keynes's personal life and political beliefs.
Editors Note 1 An assessment of the New Deal economist's financial insights considers how his post-World War II doctrine of corrective action may be adapted to address current financial challenges, in an account that also evaluates aspects of Keynes's personal life and political beliefs.
Annotation British historian Peter Clarke's fresh biography of John Maynard Keynes brings the 20th century's influential thinker to life, as he situates the great economist within the difficult historical times for which his ideas had great relevance. Clarke provides a fascinating and thorough account of his countryman's personal world--as a member of the famed Bloomsbury circle, as an openly public homosexual who loved men and who also had a reportedly happy marriage with a Russian ballerina, and as a citizen involved in the arts and public affairs. He also examines Keynes's career, which spanned many decades and two major wars, as he explains the sometimes difficult theories and shows how they were the corrective that saved a world in crisis. Peter Clarke's KEYNES is published at another time of crisis, when there is a renewed interest in Keynes's theories.
Editors Note 3 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.  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.
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