Who's Afraid of John Maynard Keynes?

Challenging Economic Governance in an Age of Growing Inequality

Authors: Davidson, Paul

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  • Builds upon a theory established in The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity
  • Presents a contemporary solution to restoring global economic balance
  • Examines Keynes' work in a clear and accessible manner
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This is a book with many benefits.  Davidson explains the importance of the market economy, and unveils how and why global financial crises occur when the liquidity of financial assets traded in the market, suddenly collapse.

70 years after Keynes’ death, in another era of financial crisis and economic slump, Keynes’ ideas have made a comeback within economic circles. Yet these ideas are not represented in contemporary government policy decisions. This book explains why Keynes’ ideas need to be used by political parties in order to restore global prosperity and close the gap between income and wealth inequality.

This book will is essential reading for researchers, practitioners, students and the wider public interested in an economic understanding of today's global economic problems.

About the authors

Professor Paul Davidson is Holly Chair of Excellence in Political Economy, Emeritus, at the University of Tennessee, US.

He founded the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics and. He is also author, co-author, or editor of 22 books including John Maynard Keynes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), as well as over 210 articles. He has testified before 20 congressional committees over the years on various economic questions.

 

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“Paul Davidson, in his ninth decade, has produced a crisp and clear exegesis of essential Keynesian ideas and the critical failures of so-called mainstream economic thought. … it is a good thing that Paul Davidson continues to remind us of how far from sanity and civilization we have drifted, in the decades since the death of Keynes.” (James K. Galbraith, Institute for New Economic Thinking, ineteconomics.org, August 30, 2019)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Who Saw the Coming of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007–2008?

    Pages 1-6

    Davidson, Paul

  • Alternative Explanations of How the Capitalist Economy in Which We Live Operates

    Pages 7-17

    Davidson, Paul

  • Understanding the Role of Money and Money Contracts in a Market Economy

    Pages 19-37

    Davidson, Paul

  • Unemployment: Why Can’t People Who Want to Work Find Jobs?

    Pages 39-54

    Davidson, Paul

  • Creating a Prosperous Full Employment Economy

    Pages 55-62

    Davidson, Paul

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eBook £12.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover £16.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64503-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Who's Afraid of John Maynard Keynes?
Book Subtitle
Challenging Economic Governance in an Age of Growing Inequality
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64504-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64504-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-64503-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 162
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