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Daniel Steadman Jones


Subtitle: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2012,. 418 pgs., index, notes, timeline, abbreviations


Reviewer Comments: The author does not like the changes that he describes in his introduction. Note his claim that Keynesian proscriptions were responsible for a post WWII 'golden age'.


The author states his theme:"Neoliberal ideas - monetarism, deregulation, and market-based reforms - were not new in the 1970's. But as Keynes suggested they were the ideas to which politicians and civil servants turned to address the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression. This book is about why this happened and how the neoliberal faith in markets came to dominate politics in Britain and the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century up to the finanial crisis of 2008." The remainder of the introduction describes the political-economic conditions that he addresses in the book.


Chapter 1 - The Postwar Settlement


Chapter 2 - The 1940's: The Emergence of the Neoliberal Critique


Chapter 3 - The Rising Tide: Neoliberal Ideas in the Postwar Period


Chapter 4 - A Transatlantic Network: Think Tanks and the Cold War Entrepreneurs


Chapter 5 - Keynesianism and the Emergence of Monetarism, 1945-71


Chapter 6- Economic Strategy: The Neoliberal Breakthrough, 1971-84


Chapter 7 - Neoliberalism Applied? The Transformation of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy in the United Sates and Britain, 1945-2000


Chapter 8 - Conclusion - The Legacy of Transatlantic Neoliberalism: Faith-Based Policy


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