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A well-researched and profound rethink of macroeconomic and financial policy after the crisis. Lord Adair Turner not only challenges the consensus on short-term tactical approaches to regulation and macroeconomic management, but he forces the reader to think more deeply about the long term goals of policy, including unfettered growth and the role of the free market.(Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University)
Adair Turner insists that economics should analyze the world as it actually is and human beings as they actually are and avoid taking its simplifying assumptions too literally. In this short volume he sketches the elements of such an analysis and shows how they can be applied to policy problems of the day, from financial regulation and population growth to climate change and income inequality. No one who worries about the future of the economy -- and the planet -- will fail to be provoked.(Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley)
...With this book, Turner has proved that Britain still produces thinkers who combine ideas with practical experience.(New Statesman)
Adair Turner is the jewel in the crown of British public servants. He is one of a tiny minority in public life today capable of thinking and acting at the highest level. Economics After the Crisis, based on three lectures he delivered at the London School of Economics in 2010, is a thinking person's delight, not least for the clear and lucid way in which Turner sets out his arguments.(Robert Skidelsky The Times Literary Supplement)
certainly a worth while read but written in the stuffy British style.Published 3 months ago by david gabriel
Turner's lectures are insightful on the limited scope of economic theory and the elements that it does not cover. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Kenneth Davidson