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Revisiting Keynes : economic possibilities for our grandchildren

Author: Lorenzo Pecchi; Gustavo Piga
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2010, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback ed., 2010View all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In 1931 distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes published a short essay, "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren," in his collection Essays in Persuasion. In the essay, he expressed optimism for the economic future despite the doldrums of the post-World War I years and the onset of the Great Depression. Keynes imagined that by 2030 the standard of living would be dramatically higher;  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorenzo Pecchi; Gustavo Piga
ISBN: 9780262515115 0262515113
OCLC Number: 646395581
Description: 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Contributors --
Acknowledgments --
Economic possibilities for our grandchildren: a twenty-first century perspective / Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga --
1: Economic possibilities for our grandchildren (1930) / John Maynard Keynes --
2: Economic possibilities for our grandchildren 75 years after: a global perspective / Fabrizio Zilibotti --
3: Toward a general theory of consumerism: reflections on Keynes's economic possibilities for our grandchildren / Joseph E Stiglitz --
4: Whose grandchildren? / Robert Solow --
5: Corporatism and Keynes: his philosophy of growth / Edmund S Phelps --
6: Back to the future with Keynes / Lee E Ohanian --
7: Spreading the bread thin on the butter / Axel Leijonhufvud --
8: Economic well-being in a historical context / Benjamin M Friedman --
9: Why do we work more than Keynes expected? / Richard B Freeman --
10: Context is more important than Keynes realized / Robert H Frank --
11: End of (economic) history / Jean-Paul Fitoussi --
12: All the interesting questions, almost all the wrong reasons / Michele Boldrin and David K Levine --
13: Why Keynes underestimated consumption and overestimated leisure for the long run / Gary S Becker and Luis Rayo --
14: What is wrong in Keynes's prophecy? how the end of economics turned into the rise of the economics of social responsibility / Leonardo Becchetti --
15: Really thinking long run: Keynes's other masterpiece / William J Baumol --
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Responsibility: edited by Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga.

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Leading economists revisit a provocative essay by John Maynard Keynes, debating Keynes's vision of growth, inequality, work, leisure, entrepreneurship, consumerism, and the search for happiness in  Read more...

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In this book, Keynes's essay (which says as much about his outsider-insider position in the Bloomsbury Group as anything else) serves as the ink blot in a Rorschach test for leading contemporary Read more...

 
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