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The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy

We're All Dead

  • Victor V. Claar
  • Greg Forster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Victor V. Claar, Greg Forster
    Pages 1-19
  3. The Stakes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. The Keynesian Revolution

  5. Hollow Prosperity in the Empty Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Victor V. Claar, Greg Forster
      Pages 195-242
    3. Victor V. Claar, Greg Forster
      Pages 275-304
    4. Victor V. Claar, Greg Forster
      Pages 323-334
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-345

About this book

Introduction

This book considers the cultural legacy of the Keynesian Revolution in economics. It assesses the impact of Keynes and Keynesian thinking upon economics and policy, as well as the response of the Chicago and Austrian schools, and the legacy of all three in shaping economic life. The book is a call to restore economics to its roots in moral and cultural knowledge, reminding us that human beings are more than consumers. The Keynesian Revolution taught us that we should be happy if we are prosperous, but instead we feel hollow and morally anxious – our economy feels empty. Drawing on paradigms from earlier historical periods while affirming modern market systems, this book encourages a return to a view of human beings as persons with the right and responsibility to discover, and do, the things in life that are intrinsically good and enduring. Because in the long run, the legacy of our choices will continue long after “we’re all dead.”

Keywords

economic materialism Keynesianism social economics qualitative economic methodology wealth production neo-Keynesianism anti-Keynesian John Maynard Keynes moral foundations of economics moral philosophy economic philosophy political economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Victor V. Claar
    • 1
  • Greg Forster
    • 2
  1. 1.Lutgert College of BusinessFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityFort MyersUSA
  2. 2.Trinity International UniversityDeerfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15808-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15807-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15808-8
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