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Would you listen to Keynes again? Why?
Yes. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of biography with our modern economic conundrum. It's amazing how Skidelsky brings it all together. I listened to first part several times. I wasn't familiar with a lot of the terminology but it was compelling enough to get me to do some research on my own. I often didn't feel lost even when I was over my head.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I learned quite a few things about Keynes and economics in general that I'd not previously known. Keynes was a much more interesting man than I would have imagined and his philosophy was quite a bit more realistic and utilitarian than I would have imagined. It seems that maybe if his philosophy had been applied more rigorously then it was the outcomes of Keynesian style economics would have been better. As it stands right now it is simply driving America into deeper and deeper financial holes that will become increasingly difficult to extract ourselves from.
Overall this book is a good look at the other side of the Supply Side and Austrian School economic arguments. It is worth listening to in my opinion.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Dogmatic and out of date. Gave up after the first two hours.
Performance is ok but silly things like pronunciation of FTSE-100 as F - T - S - E - 100 (rather than the conventional Footsie 100) are quite annoying.
This book is an excellent contextual and historical account of Keynes' thinking and its relevance to the current economic crisis. The narration is engaging for a technically detailed book, though some of the pronunciations of British words and institutional names are a little off.
Overall, an excellent and informative listen.