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Robert Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky

Writing for PS since 2003
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Robert Skidelsky, a member of the British House of Lords, is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University. The author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes, he began his political career in the Labour party, became the Conservative Party’s spokesman for Treasury affairs in the House of Lords, and was eventually forced out of the Conservative Party for his opposition to NATO’s intervention in Kosovo in 1999.

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    Onward, Big Tech Soldiers?

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s incendiary anti-China speech in late July provides a useful guide to the official thinking underlying the burgeoning Sino-American cold war. But Pompeo’s Christian millenarian worldview is not necessary to explain the two sides’ battle for technological supremacy.

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    The Master and the Prodigy

    William H. Janeway

    With governments spending trillions of dollars amid the COVID-19 crisis, there is no better time to revisit the thinking of John Maynard Keynes and the people who influenced him. Recent books about the great economist and the young Cambridge genius Frank Ramsey offer the complete tour.

    reviews recent books on Frank Ramsey, John Maynard Keynes, and a highly consequential meeting of minds.
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