ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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On Skidelsky's Keynes

Robert Skidelsky's three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes is probably the greatest biography of the 20th century, certainly the greatest biography of an economist. The great achievement of the monumental biography is that the historical actor and even the decisionmaker at critical moments is plain to see. This review article concentrates on Keynes, the economist, in particular on the nature and extent of his contributions to economic theory and practice, how he did economics and what we may learn from this.

Taming Speculators and Putting the World on-Course to Prosperity-A Modest Proposal

A number of important markets have today come to be dominated by speculative forces: for example, the market for foreign exchange and the stock market. The housing market, too, has tended to be dominated by people who are speculators rather than genuine purchasers of long-term housing services.
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