“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are
right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly
understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who
believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences,
are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority,
who hear voices in the air are distilling their frenzy from some academic
scribbler of a few years back.” – John Maynard Keynes
My hope is that this blog will not only elucidate the chief concerns of our time but also advance revolutionary ideas. This hope is delusional but so is the idea of an American President with black skin or a political union which contains France, Britain and Germany.
More practically, I’d like to use this blog to strengthen my academic writing skills and flex my cognitive muscles: keynesian dreams within an undergraduate reality.