Economics as Ideology

Economics as Ideology

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Economics as Ideology: Keynes, Laski, Hayek and the Creation of Contemporary Politics explores the lives and thought of three powerful theorists who shaped the foundations of the center, left, and right of the political spectrum in the 20th century. Noted scholar Kenneth R. Hoover examines how each thinker developed their ideas, looks at why and how their views evolved into ideologies, and draws connections between these ideologies and our contemporary political situation. Similar in age, colleagues in academic life, and participants in the century's defining political events, the story of Keynes, Laski, and Hayek is also the story of how we in the west came to define politics as the choice between government and the market, between regulation and freedom, and between the classes and the masses.Keynes, Laski, Hayek, and the Creation of Contemporary Politics Kenneth R. Hoover ... This meant that there was no contradiction between his thought and his action, and he could devote his vast energy to the attempt to transform his vision into reality. ... vision. aquot;We want to use the grim experience of the months that lie ahead for the radical transformation that is required. ... He pictures Laski on the march: If the manual workers of Britain, already bitterly anti-Conservative as a result ofanbsp;...

Title:Economics as Ideology
Author: Kenneth R. Hoover
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2003-01-01

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