Keynes on the Wireless
Authors: Keynes, J.
Editors: Moggridge, D. (Ed.)
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This book brings together John Maynard Keynes' infamous BBC wireless broadcasts, specially selected from the Royal Economic Society edition of Keynes' Collected Writings . With an introduction by Donald Moggridge, this unique anthology provides an insight into Keynes' influence and legendary contribution to economics, which still resonates today.
- About the authors
JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES was born in Cambridge in 1883, son of John Neville Keynes, later registrary of the university; his mother was one of the earliest women students. Educated at Eton and King's, he passed into the Civil Service in 1906, working for three years in the India office. He returned to Cambridge as a Fellow of King's in 1909 and remained a Fellow until his death.
'Keynes on the Wireless is a gem of a book. From a critique of Roosevelt's economic policies to the poetry of T.S.Eliot; from the point of universities to paying for the Second World War, these essays give full range to Keynes's sparkling originality and lucid praise. A wonderful read from start to finish.' Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, Guardian, UK
'Keynes was not only a great economist but also a great communicator. His radio broadcasts, edited and introduced by one of his most insightful biographers, are easy to understand and they offer a simple but introduction to ideas that are as important now as when they were broadcast.' - Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham, UK and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
'Keynes revealed great talent in using an intimate medium to give popular expositions of the remedies he was advocating in his serious writings. This book reprints the scripts of twenty-one of these broadcasts, each of which is expertly introduced by Donald Moggridge, the editor of the Royal Economic Society edition in which they originally appeared.' Donald Winch, University of Sussex, UK
' what gives me most pleasure is his prose lucid, exact and well-mannered.' Joan Bakewell, The Observer
'...an excellent new collection...' - The Daily Mail
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- Book Title
- Keynes on the Wireless
- J. Keynes
- D. Moggridge
- Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Copyright Holder
- Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
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- VI, 228