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Reviews of Paul Davidson’s new book

Here are some review comments on Paul Davidson’s new book The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity [only $15 from Amazon US]. The first is from The New York Times.

“A true believer, Mr. Davidson lays out Keynesianism in easy-to-understand language and makes a strong case that it is just as relevant today. There are some doubters who fear that Keynesian spending is dangerous because it produces unbalanced budgets. Mr. Davidson responds that deficits in times of crisis lead to prosperity when the economy recovers. The most tantalizing part, however, is the appendix, entitled “Why Keynes’s Ideas Were Never Taught in American Universities.” Mr. Davidson writes about how the work of one of his fellow Keynesians was attacked by William F. Buckley Jr. in the 1950s and how other peers watered down Keynes’s teachings to avoid similar controversy.”
—Devin Leonard, The New York Times
New York Times“Paul Davidson is the keeper of the Keynesian flame. Keynes lives (intellectually), and Davidson is one of the reasons.”
—Alan S. Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economic and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Texas at Austin, author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

“Davidson lays out Keynesianism in easy-to-understand language and makes a strong case that it is just as relevant today…tantalizing.”—The

“Paul Davidson has persistently attacked conventional economics for having ignored Keynes’s emphasis on uncertainty, and the use of money as a store of value, in causing economic crises.  In this lucid new book, he exposes the intellectual mistakes which led to the present world economic downturn, and shows how Keynes’s ideas can help bring about a ‘civilized economic society’.”
—Robert Skidelsky, author of John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman

“Paul Davidson has given us a timely and lucid answer to the important question: What would Keynes have said?  He is particularly good on the disastrous condition of the mainstream economics, which ignored Keynes for decades, and is now exposed as having left us wholly unprepared for the crisis at hand.” 
—James K. Galbraith, The University of

 “America’s seminal economist, Dr. Paul Davidson, has written the clearest vision of money and math mechanics, to date. Not since the 18th century’s true mathematical logicians, De Morgan, Jevons, Clifford, Peirce and Veblen, have scientific ideas of logic, money and math mechanics been laid so clearly before our eyes. Never before, in the history of economics, has so much been revealed by such a simple, yet scientific, method. . . . I see it having the potential of reaching not only the academic economists, but most all political, academic and intellectual elites, along with many private citizens. This is what the nation and world really and truly needs–a clear and concise manual to explain and solve the world’s massive problems. Davidson has succeeded as no other in accomplishing this job.”
—Economist
L.A. GillespieNottingham Business School

“One of the best books I have ever read. What I found amazing was that [Davidson] was able to address and articulate the gaps among the common sense explanations that I have for what is going on today. In fact, his chapters on trade and the trade deficit are the best I have ever read. He is also the first economist that I have read who tackles the issue head on, and he ends up in an interesting place. He proposes a solution that closely mirrors what Buffett proposed in his essay on the dollar, although Davidson takes it a step further and gives an international credit solution. [T]his is a great, great book. I have made it my quest since March, 2001 to resolve these macroeconomic questions. For the last eleven months it has dominated my thinking, as the financial panic forced it to the forefront of my risk assessment. At last, I can move on. I no longer feel behind on my awareness. I recommend it heartily.”
—Roger Farley, Ronin Capital

“I’ve just finished reading [The Keynes Solution] and am now in the process of adding it to my student reading lists as it is indeed a wonderful book. Cant make up my mind which is my favourite chapter. So much to choose from. If only our likely future (unfortunately) PM and Chancellor would read chapter 5.”
—Robert Jones, Professor of Economics,

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