The Great Persuasion by Angus Burgin
Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression

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This book would be valuable if only for his careful dissection of ideas by mostly forgotten Chicago economists like Jacob Viner and Frank Knight in the decades before Friedman.
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Just as economists struggle today to justify the free market after the global economic crisis, an earlier generation revisited their worldview after the Great Depression. In this intellectual history of that project, Burgin traces the evolution of postwar economic thought in order to reconsider the most basic assumptions of a market-centered world.
 

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Angus Burgin is Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 314 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Dalibor Rohac on Oct 18 2012

The thrust of Mr. Burgin's book lies in exposing, through concrete historical examples, the tensions in the thinking of pioneers of this free-market movement.

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Reviewed by Robert Teitelman on Oct 30 2012

This book would be valuable if only for his careful dissection of ideas by mostly forgotten Chicago economists like Jacob Viner and Frank Knight in the decades before Friedman.

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