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The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 978-0-674-05813-2
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Lester G. Telser of University of Chicago
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.3.883.r1
Review Pages: 883-85

Book Review Abstract

Lester G. Telser of University of Chicago reviews, "The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets
since the Depression" by Angus Burgin. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the evolution of post-World War II economic thought and considers the ways that economists have revisited their worldviews in the wake of the Great Depression. Discusses market advocacy in a time of crisis; entrepreneurial ideas; planning against planning; new conservatisms; the invention of Milton Friedman; and moral capital. Burgin is Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University."


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Lester G. Telser of University of Chicago


JEL Classifications

A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists
E32: Business Fluctuations; Cycles
N12: Economic History: Macroeconomics; Growth and Fluctuations: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
N14: Economic History: Macroeconomics; Growth and Fluctuations: Europe: 1913-
P11: Capitalist Systems: Planning, Coordination, and Reform
P16: Capitalist Systems: Political Economy


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