Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Schmidt Reviews Burgin, "The Great Persuasion"

New from the JOTWELL legal history section: Christopher Schmidt (American Bar Foundation and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law) reviews Angus BurginThe Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Great Depression (Harvard University Press, 2012). Here's a taste:
In The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Great Depression, Angus Burgin, a historian at Johns Hopkins, offers the fascinating story of a trans-Atlantic group of intellectuals who, beginning in the 1930s, came together in an effort to articulate and promote an alternative vision to the then-dominant ideas of Keynesian economics.  In this short essay, I describe Burgin’s impressive contribution to the intellectual history of modern conservatism, and then offer some concluding thoughts on neoliberalism as a constitutional value today.
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