Book cover for The Economists' Hour

The Economists' Hour



23 January 2020
799 minutes
Imprint: Picador


Lively and entertaining . . . The Economists' Hour is a reminder of the power of ideas to shape the course of history.
The New York Times financial writer maps the advance of economists-from the Kennedy administration onward-out of the academy and into government, elevating free markets in the sausage-making of public policy and sparking the inequity that plagues us today.
An entertaining and well-written look at how market-oriented ideas rose from the academy and transformed nations.
Writing in accessible language of thorny fiscal matters, the author ventures into oddly fascinating corners of recent economic history . . . Anyone who wonders why government officials still take the Laffer curve seriously need go no further than this lucid book.