Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Talk by Robert Skidelsky: "A Keynesian Perspective on the Slump of 2007-8..."

Last night I attended a very enjoyable talk given by Sir Robert Skidelsky, British economic historian and biographer of Keynes, entitled "A Keynesian Perspective on the Slump of 2007-8 and How to Recover from It."

In 1936 Keynes was invited by Anglo-Spanish Committee to visit the historic Student Residence which is just across the road from the auditorium where this event took place.

It was fascinating to hear a survey of the current economic situation from someone with such a command of the economics of today and the history of the 20th century. Comparing events at present with those of the past, the austerity measures being imposed now do not seem to offer much hope.

There's a summary of the event (in Spanish) on the Foundation's website.

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