Economists and Minotaurs

I was prompted by an enjoyable essay by Yanis Varoufakis for Channel 4 news to order his book, , which has just arrived via Abe Books. Actually one of the nice things about the news item was seeing an economist not kitted out in standard-issue grey suit, but rather a leather jacket.

Yanis Varoufakis - no suit

Flicking through, I’m not at all sure that I’m going to agree with Prof Varoufakis, but I’m certainly going to enjoy an economics book that not only references classic Greek mythology (that Minotaur) but also takes a longer-term perspective (back to the late 70s), relates the economics to the politics, and is well-written. I will report back when I’ve read it.

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