Desperately seeking salvation from the rat race

How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky. Allen Lane, €25.20. Reviewed by Peter Geoghegan.

4th August, 2012
A love of money won't necessarily bring the good life as a result. Photo: Getty

How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky

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In 1928, the doyen of 20th century British economics, John Maynard Keynes, addressed a room full of Cambridge undergraduates on the subject of 'economic possibilities for our grandchildren'. Keynes - a far more radical thinker than contemporary caricatures of him as the stolid grandfather of 'tax and spend' economics suggest - told his audience...

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