Review: “Be outraged; there are alternatives…”

It was only four years ago that John Maynard Keynes, for so long deeply unfashionable amongst those with serious economic and political clout, seemed to be making a comeback. As recession loomed, ‘stimulus’ was the word on every politician’s lips. What worked for Roosevelt in the thirties should work for us now, albeit with only a fraction of the conviction. And then as the markets got the jitters the neo-liberal consensus picked itself up off the floor and gave us …

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