A Panegyric for Keynes

Review of Lords of Finance by Liaquat AhamedBy PAUL D. MILLERIt seems an odd time to write a history book in praise of John Maynard Keynes.  We live in an economic world largely shaped, for the last seventy years, by his ideas.  It isn’t doing too well at the moment.Nonetheless, that is what Liaquat Ahamed has done with Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World.  The book, which won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in History, traces the economic history of the developed world from jus … [Read more...]