Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.
Challenging but accessible, The Leaderless Economy: Why The World Economic System Fell Apart And How To Fix Itprovides a clear and compelling analysis of the roots of our global financial crisis and the lessons we can learn from it.
If neoliberalism is the spirit of the age, then what if we have landed in a new age? Burgin recounts how the reaction from both left and right after the financial crisis predicted an upsurge in Keynesiasm or at least greater state activism.
Not quite a "Hayekian," because I disagreed with the master that mathematics could not be used to illuminate theory, and distrustful of Keynesian theory, which advocated massive government spending and deficits -- I felt I had no intellectual home.
Many Republican candidates, Congressman Ron Paul in particular, are out praising the merits of the Austrian School of Economics or quoting from Hayek in an attempt to solidify their small government anti-Keynes stance. I truly wonder if they've done their research...
A debate is raging over which set of economic proposals to pursue in order to rebuild the national economy. At the same time, K-12 education reformers are engaged in their own frantic search for the right recipe(s) that can unlock the full power of teaching and learning.
Writing about someone like Keynes who personally wrote so much, so well, must be a daunting task. Backhouse and Bateman more than keep up, not by competing with Keynes, but by letting him speak, in all his many voices.
Keynesianism was dealt a serious blow. What's left in the ruins? Who knows? But what occurs on a debate stage or a presidential podium is really not what defines modern economics. Or at least it shouldn't.
Despite his many remarks against the federal government, Rick Perry is in fact responsible for Texas being the second biggest state recipient of stimulus dollars -- ostensibly "redistributed" from tax payers in other states.