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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.
Easy reading. Explains not only the economic theories of these men, but also their personalitiesPublished 26 days 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 3 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 4 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
Great book. I am a big fan of Hayek and this does a great job of explaining the history of these two men, comparing, contrasting and showing how their beliefs have been proven and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Timothy Clancy
If I had read it early in my career I would have had a better understanding of Economics. It is a superb job, enjoyable to read and to understand. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sergio Chazaro Loaiza
This is a wonderful book that outlays not only the theories behind these two great thought leaders but also their personal lives and backgrounds. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pen Name
But if you want an in-depth but understandable history of the clash between economics philosophies, this is the the book to read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by K.K.