|提及的人：||John Maynard Keynes; John Maynard Keynes; John M Keynes|
P F Clarke
|描述：||211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|内容：||Introduction : A roller-coaster reputation --
'A religion and no morals' : John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1924 --
'On the extreme left of celestial space' : John Maynard Keynes, 1924-1946 --
'In the long run we are all dead' : rethinking economic policy --
'Animal spirits' : rethinking economic theory --
Epilogue : British and American Keynesianism.
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, an iconoclastic public intellectual, a peer of the realm, and a political operative, as well as an openly homosexual bohemian who befriended Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster. Here, historian Peter Clarke provides a timely 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.--From publisher description.