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I would recommend this book to anyone with even an interest in the study of economics.
It helps that Mr. Wapshott writes well because a reader needs no background or interest in economics to understand and enjoy this book.
Underlying this debate are two opposing economic theories, which are the subject of this book.
I'm disappointed with Wapshott's book. I expected more, the book is clearly written by and for a Keynesian point of view. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by laura meyer
This little book explains the difference in the policy responses by the Americans and the Europeans to the 2008 Financial Crisis. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mansfield H Brock Jr.
I got this book hoping to find a comprehensible summary of Keynes and Hayek's arguments, especially regarding government spending. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Terran
Easy reading. Explains not only the economic theories of these men, but also their personalitiesPublished 2 months ago by Dr. Garcia
A great read.
Wapshott not only gives a balanced and interesting review of both Keynesian and Austrian School economics, but gives interesting background and context on... Read more
As a non-economist being whipsawed by the liberal/conservative dialogue in American politics, this book was extremely enlightening. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is a good book to start on Modern economics' history. The author constantly tried to be impartial on a never-ending story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ppmex84
I have read some of the major primary texts from both of these economists.
I lean more towards the Englishman, who is one of the top three economists ever, with Marx and... Read more