The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy: We're All Dead by Victor V. ClaarThe Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy: We're All Dead by Victor V. Claar

The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy: We're All Dead

byVictor V. Claar, Greg Forster

Hardcover | May 31, 2019

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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."

Victor V. Claar  is BB&T Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he is an Associate Professor of Economics. He is the coauthor (with Robin Klay) ofEconomics in Christian Perspective.Prof. Claar also serves as an Affiliate Scholar in Economics at the Acton Institute.Greg Forster  is Director of...
Title:The Keynesian Revolution and Our Empty Economy: We're All DeadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:345 pagesPublished:May 31, 2019Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030158071

ISBN - 13:9783030158071


Table of Contents

1.      Introduction: Work Hard and Play by the Rules

Part I: The Stakes

2.      From Socrates to Smith: The Moral and Cultural Foundations of Economics

3.      Just the Facts, Mammon: Modern Aspirations to Moral and Cultural Neutrality

Part II: The Keynesian Revolution

4.       Keynes' Revolutionary Vision: Consumer Satisfaction as Moral Crusade

5.       Forging the Consumption Paradigm: A Morally Neutral Moral Crusade

6.       "We Are All Keynesians Now": How the Revolution Transformed Our Economy and Culture

7.       Two Counter-Revolutions: The Chicago and Austrian Schools and the Consumption Paradigm

Part III: Hollow Prosperity in the Empty Economy

8.       Pull Your Own Weight: Moral and Cultural Conditions for Productivity

9.       Leave It Better than You Found It: Moral and Cultural Conditions for Stewardship

10.    Respect Other People: Moral and Cultural Conditions for Human Dignity

11.    Putting First Things First: Moral Consensus for a Flourishing Economic Culture

12.    Conclusion: Toward a Moral Consensus Paradigm