E2 - Keynes, Cox and the Current Crisis

My guest for this episode is Michael Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the LSE. We start with a discussion of John Maynard Keynes’ book entitled “The Economic Consequences of the Peace” (1919) which has a surprising resonance with current events. We also get Mick’s take on today’s political and governance crisis in the US, what he sees as the future of globalisation and whether the current conflict between the US and China is likely to get better or worse. I hope you enjoy the conversation!

Related material:

-- Michael's Think Tank: LSE Ideas. https://www.lse.ac.uk/ideas

-- Michael's recommended series: Babylon-Berlin series about Weimar Germany, available on Netflix https://www.babylon-berlin.com/en/

-- J. M. Keynes' Book: The Economic Consequences of the Peace, with a new introduction by Michael Cox (2019). https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030047580

-- J. M. Keynes' Secret Society: The Cambridge Apostles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Apostles

-- Federal Reserve Bank of NY article mentioned by Matt: Blickle, K. (2020) Pandemics Change Cities: Municipal Spending and Voter Extremism in Germany, 1918-1933. Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Reports. https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/staff_reports/sr921.pdf

Host: Matt Mulford | Guest: Michael Cox | Editor: Théophile Letort

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