HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics


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“In Keynes Hayek Nicholas Wapshott sets himself the formidable task of explaining important and abstruse ideas clearly, reliably and entertainingly. He succeeds well.” The Times Nicholas Wapshott s new book, Keynes Hayek, does an excellent job of setting out the broader history behind this revival of the old debates. Wapshott brings the personalities to life, provides more useful information on the debates than any other source, and miraculously manages to write for both the lay reader and the expert at the same time. Virtually every page is gripping, and yet even the professional economist will glean some insight… –Tyler Cowen “It [Keynes Hayek] harnesses the author’s skills as a journalist in a lucid and accessible introduction to Hayek’s work…Again, the author has done his homework in getting on top of the vast literature about Keynes…” The Guardian “His [Nicholas Wapshott’s] account of the origins and early application of the competing theories is readable, intelligent, and even-handed.” Reuters “I heartily recommend Nicholas Wapshott’s new book, Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics… Many books have been written about Keynes, but nobody else has told the story properly of his relationship with Hayek. Nick has filled the gap in splendid fashion, and I defy anybody – Keynesian, Hayekian, or uncommitted – to read his work and not learn something new.” – John Cassidy, The New Yorker

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