What Would Keynes Do?
How the greatest economists would solve your everyday problems
By Tejvan Pettinger
Get life advice and a crash course in economics from the greatest minds of every generation, including Milton Friedman, John Maynard Keynes, and John Forbes Nash Jr.
Have you ever wondered what Adam Smith would have to say about you playing the lottery? Or whether Jeremy Bentham could cure your hangover (through economics)? Ever pondered over what Milton Friedman might get you for Christmas?
By comparing and contrasting what the greatest economists of all time would have to say about 40 questions from your everyday life, What Would Keynes Do? will help you get to grips with all the important economic theories in an original and thought-provoking way.
Includes such puzzling conundrums as:
-Should I park in an illegal parking space and risk a fine?
-Should I go to University or start working straight away?
-Should I leave my children all my wealth after my death or spread it out throughout my life?
-Should I ever commit a crime?
-If I enjoy drinking beer, how much should I drink?
-Is it OK to be selfish?
-Should I vote for a political party which promises to raise taxes?
Tejvan Pettinger lives and works as a teacher in Oxford, where he originally studied PPE at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. He is a contributor to the Economic Review and is also the editor of www.economicshelp.org. He is the author of Cracking Economics.
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01 Mar 2018
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