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Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics Hardcover – September 16, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First Edition first Printing edition (September 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691151571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691151571
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Finalist for the 2014 Presidents' Book Award, Western Social Science Association

Shortlisted for the 2012 Gladstone Prize, Royal Historical Society

"[I]ntelligent."--Kenneth Minogue, Wall Street Journal

"In impressive fashion, Jones analyzes the impact of free market economics and deregulation on political leaders in Washington, D.C., and London since the 1970s. . . . [A]nyone intrigued by the intersection of economic theory and political affairs will appreciate this learned, detailed book."--Publishers Weekly

"A cerebral, pertinent exegesis on the thinking behind the rise of the New Right. . . . [A] valuable study that helps flesh out the caricature of conservatives as only believing 'greed is good.'"--Kirkus Reviews

"[I]mportant. . . . [A] beguilingly erudite old-fashioned read."--Stephen Matchett, Australian

"Stedman Jones . . . describes the scene with remarkable accuracy, including its financial underpinning and its ties with conservatism."--Karen Horn, Standpoint

"Mr. Stedman Jones offers a novel and comprehensive history of neoliberalism. It is tarred neither by a reverence for the heroes, nor by caricature, for he is a fair and nuanced writer. This is a bold biography of a great idea."--Economist

"[A] lucid, richly detailed examination of the evolution of the free market ideology since the end of World War II."--Glenn C. Altschuler, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"[A] good read. . . . The deep history of neo-liberal thought is fascinating."--Andrew Hilton, Financial World

"Clearly written and relevant to a wide audience."--Daniel Ben-Ami, Financial Times Wealth

"Masters of the Universe is a firm brief for the independent, causal power of ideas to shape history. . . . [It] does much to help explain the aftermath of 2008 and the ways in which political responses that might have defined another era seem unthinkable in ours."--Jennifer Burns, American Prospect

"His lengthy exposition of the views shared by these outstanding economists might encourage many to pay attention to their works."--Alejandro Chafuen, Forbes

"This is a timely history of the Anglo-American love affair with the market and the origins of the current economic crisis."--Keith Richmond, Tribune (U.K.)

"[T]his is an insightful, substantive historical account of the Anglo-American political economy underpinning the conservative economic agendas of the Thatcher and Reagan administrations."--Choice

"Jones gives us the best kind of intellectual history, showing the interplay of ideas, ideology and nascent political movements. The book should be lauded for illustrating that the history of ideas is not straightforward, and a big idea can be bent towards something that its originators might not have imagined."--Joel Campbell, International Affairs

"[T]his ambitious book is one of the very best histories we have of the development of neoliberal ideas and ideology before the era of Thatcher and Reagan."--W. Elliot Brownlee, Journal of American History

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"Daniel Stedman Jones has an unusual talent--making the history of economic thought fascinating and significant. In tracing the evolution of neoliberal ideas and their implementation in public policy in Britain and the United States, he does a superb job of helping us understand both the last half-century of Atlantic history and the origins of the current crisis. No book could be more timely."--Eric Foner, Columbia University

"Daniel Stedman Jones captures brilliantly the interaction between ideas and events in this compelling history of the rise of Thatcherism and Reaganism. He displays a willingness, unusual in a historian, to treat economic ideas seriously, and not just as weapons in a political struggle. In the light of the economic collapse of 2007-2008, the intellectual debates of the 1970s and 1980s, brought so vividly to life here, are as fresh as they were at the time."--Robert Skidelsky, author of Keynes: Return of the Master

"Daniel Stedman Jones shows how neoliberalism gained ascendancy in both the United States and the United Kingdom. This timely book is a model of calmness, lucidity, and reasoned argument, intent on understanding neoliberalism rather than celebrating or condemning it out of hand."--Sean Wilentz, author of "The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008"

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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David S. Wellhauser on December 1, 2012
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An excellent reading of Neoliberalism from 1950 to 1980, however it is also a very good history of the intellectual movement in general. It is, though, dry as dust and the author includes far too many quotes which are much bulkier/longer than necessary. Would have been better with more analytical interpretation and less from the original sources. If you've not read these they will be useful, if you have -- you will feel they may be little more than filler.

Still and all, I would highly recommend this book for someone looking for an intellectual history of the movement.
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By far one of the most important and informative books I've read, ever in my life! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding the struggle of ideas in the world around us... The world in which we live.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Capek on December 29, 2012
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Good book regarding the struggles between two schools of economics in the twentieth century. Excellent history of the correspondence between Keynes and Hayek. The changes in thinking of Milt is enlightening. Ignoring the technical jargon which is minor does not detract from the over read.
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