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Toward a General Theory of Consumerism: Reflections on Keynes’s Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter demonstrates how Keynes underestimated the pace of innovation as well as the rate at which capital could be accumulated and invested well. The possibility of solving “the economic ... More


What Is Wrong in Keynes’s Prophecy? How the End of Economics Turned into the Rise of the Economics of Social Responsibility

Leonardo Becchetti

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter evaluates Keynes’s economic vision by acknowledging some great intuitions on his part, including the growing and persistent role of technological progress in the future, the defeat of ... More


Economic Well-being in a Historical Context

Benjamin M. Friedman

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter addresses the question of whether the current generation is better off than their great grandparents in terms of leading happier, more satisfying lives. Considering the advances in ... More


Whose Grandchildren?

Robert Solow

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter aims to address a handful of questions related to Keynes’s predictions about the future, specifically about 2030. Among his “predictions” should be included his firmly held ideas about ... More


Adaptive Governance: The Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management

D. G. Webster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232708
eISBN:
9780262285872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The expansion of the fishing industry in the last century has raised concerns over the long-term viability of many fish species. International fisheries have failed to prevent the overfishing of many ... More


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