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Keynes Hayek : the clash that defined modern economics / Nicholas Wapshott
Bib ID 6607596
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Wapshott, Nicholas, author
 
Description Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2014 
©2011 
xiv, 382 pages ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781925106299 (paperback)
Summary

As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Freidrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous. The battle lines thus drawn, Keynesian economics would dominate for decades and coincide with an era of unprecedented prosperity, but conservative economists and political leaders would eventually embrace and execute Hayek's contrary vision. From their first face-to-face encounter to the heated arguments between their ardent disciples, Nicholas Wapshott here unearths the contemporary relevance of Keynes and Hayek, as present-day arguments over the virtues of the free market and government intervention rage with the same ferocity as they did in the 1930s.

Notes

"First published in the United States by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011. Published in Australia and New Zealand by Scribe 2011"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-355) and index.

Subjects Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992 -- Influence.  |  Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946 -- Influence.  |  Economic policy -- Political aspects.  |  Free enterprise.  |  Financial crises -- Economic aspects.  |  Economic policy -- 21st century.  |  Economics -- Philosophy.
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