Book Review: Debunking Economics

Staking the Undead Economist

After nearly three decades of reading across a broad spectrum of economic thought, the two books on the subject I would most recommend are Joseph Schumpeter’s History of Economic Analysis and Murray Rothbard’s An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. But now there is a third. After finishing Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned? I have to assert that Keen’s book is not only an absolute masterpiece, but may, in fact, represent the most important intellectual development in economics since The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was published in 1936. And if some of Keen’s more controversial assertions hold up over time, it will be the most important contribution to the literature since The Wealth of Nations.