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Justin FoxClarke lays out the development of Keynes's economics from the mid-1920s to his "General Theory," and it's a gripping journeyt…One comes away from this account impressed by the continual interplay between theory and economic reality in Keynes's work. He thought theory—including conventional economic theory—was important and useful. But he was willing to go straight back to the drawing board when it didn't provide satisfactory answers to his questions. The contrast with modern academic economists and their attachment to elegant mathematical models is instructive.
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