I shall fortify myself for the ordeal but tonight at 9:30 on SBS:
John Maynard and Keynesianism – BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century. John Maynard Keynes was the first economist to become a global celebrity. He made his name during the worst economic crisis the world had seen, the Great Depression. His theory that only government spending could kick-start a depressed economy was controversial, but recently both the US and UK governments have pumped money into their stuttering economies.
We have seen how well government spending has been at kick starting our economies but I shall look on with interest. Good to see some recognition of the importance of the history of economic thought.