Friday, October 16, 2009

Interviews of Note

I recently ran across some interviews on economic issues that you might enjoy, on a new source that I plan to add to my regular reading.

The first is an interview with the Harvard economist, Robert Barro. Barro is a critic of the current stimulus plan, but the interview is about some of his empirical work on the Great Depression, focusing on the multiplier. The interview is short and understandable and provides a great addition to anyone interested in learning more about the economic lessons of that period.

The second interview is with Robert Skidelsky, the historian and author of the excellent biography of John Maynard Keynes. Skidelsky is more of the Keynesian interventionist, and is at his best when explaining Keynes.

I hope you enjoy them.  They provide a look at how two intelligent, articulate individuals, from different professions offer insights into an important and relevant piece of economic history.

I look forward to your comments.

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