A major challenge to economic orthodoxy, by one of Britain's leading historians and economists.
How successul has Britain been in the twentieth century? Robert Skidelsky debates this question in this fascinating analysis of a turbulent century which has changed Britain beyond recognition.
In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong?
Meticulously researched and beautifully written, John Maynard Keynes offers a sympathetic account of the life and influences of a passionate visionary.