Few thinkers of the last century have influenced our lives as much as “liberal” John Maynard Keynes and “conservative” Friedrich von Hayek. Their dueling ideas over the role of government in the booms and busts of society are barely known outside the academy — until now. For the first time we see these titans up close and personal as they spar and squabble — and as their legions of followers rally to one another's side. The story of Keynes and Hayek is also the story of their disciples, from John Kenneth Galbraith on the left to Milton Friedman on the right, who carried their mentors' ideas to the highest corridors of political and economic power of our time. Keynes and Hayek's lives were closely intertwined, and they each created storied salons — for Keynes, the Cambridge Circus and for Hayek, the Mount Pelerin Society. This is a brilliant dual biography that offers an historic tale that resonates deeply today.
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