I defy anybody—Keynesian, Hayekian, or uncommitted—to read [Wapshott’s] work and not learn something new.”—John Cassidy, The New. The confrontation between John Maynard Keynes, and his Austrian born free market adversary and friend, Friedrich August von Hayek, is one. Keynes – Hayek by Nicholas Wapshott – review Maynard Keynes, on the grounds that this was “the clash that defined modern economics”.

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Here is one reason to welcome the close attention that Hayek receives in about half of Nicholas Wapshott’s book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics clsh, Freidrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous. For this reason Hayek is a figure of loathing in leftish circles, whereas Keynes still retains admirers from all sides of the political spectrum, excluding the neo-Liberals remember the Right in the Anglo-Saxon world is far different to the Centre-Right in France, where Keynes still has headway.

Can government fix a broken kehnes A very good primer on the fundamental debate between Keynes and Hayek. We use technologies, such as cookies, to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site.

No wonder the idea you can lower taxes without a corresponding public expenditure cut had wide appeal in the late s. But while governments clearly have a critical role to play, there is a constant and acute danger, as Hayek made clear, that they stifle economic initiative.

Lists with This Book. You can tell it was written by a journalist.

Dec 19, Ilinca rated it really liked it. He notes the paradox of a right-wing U.

Hence the inevitable pairing, in mkdern other half of his book, of Hayek with John Maynard Keyneson the grounds that this was “the clash that defined modern economics”. Keynes was active earlier in the 20th century and was instrumental in the thinking of those who created the programs of FDR’s administration that dealt with the after-effects of the Crash of Trivia About Keynes Hayek: They can be considered the friends of Friedrich von Hayek.

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The political uses of these ideas will make your head spin, but this is a persuasive demonstration that politicians, at least with respect to economic theory, gayek ideas to support the use of their power regardless of whether they understand or agree with them. It borrows sound-bites and quotations from a Reader’s Digest version of history. The book is fun to read, but it takes too many intellectual liberties to classify as scholarly. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Freidrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous.

The most amazing thing to me was watching the evolution of the two economists interpretations of why things were happening over a wide range of times and countries. Hayek was more academic and already steeped in the culture of eastern European ideas about economics. As Hayek, himself acknowledged, his policy prescriptions are not exactly appealing compared with Keynes ambitious and monumental attempts to provide intellectual justification for government intervention in the economy. Hayek remained an outsider throughout his life and Prices and Production and The Pure Theory of Capitalhis two main contributions to pure economics, defimed unread by most.

Glenn Beck has rediscovered Hayek as a hero, but the great prophetess of libertarianism, Ayn Randprivately scourged him as a “total, complete, vicious bastard”.

I think there was just enough economic terminology you may want to have a little background before reading the book, keynez then again I am not sure why you would want to read this book if you do not know the academic work of Keynes and Hayek in the book, and a perfect combination of such terminology with historical and biographical information. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Keynes – Hayek by Nicholas Wapshott – review

The author obviously struggled to give Hayek equal billing in this book, despite the vacancy of application, thought and proof in the Austrian’s theories. Perhaps the one criticism of this excellent book, is that not enough time is devoted to conveying how the stagflation of the s shattered the Keynesian consensus.

The Keynes-Hayek debate is far from over, and learning a little more about them helps me understand more about economic policy-making today.

I did not, however, follow Wapshott’s clssh of Austrian School theory in the first parts of the text, particularly as regards the debates about interest and savings. Show 25 25 50 All. The greatest tragedy is that the Keynes vs Hayek battle presented the western world with a terrible dilemma in the s and early 80s — more inflation or unemployment.

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An equilibrium can be predicted only if the intentions of each of the participants is known, and that is impossible both in theory and in practice. Apr 16, Luke Kanies rated thaf really liked it. So I enjoyed the first half of the book covering the era before Keynes’ deathand didn’t lea Very balanced, refusing to take sides until the last paragraph Wapshott gives J.

Groups like Occupy Wall Street having been giving a complex enemy – socialized capitalism. The book does a good job at taking fairly detailed and abstract discussions and presenting them so that nonspecialists can follow and know what issues were at play.

Il Libro prende il giusto, anzi ottimo, abbrivio, con riferimento agli effetti delle idee degli autori sulle economie che li applicano.