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This review is from: A History of Economics: The Past as the Present (Penguin Economics) (Paperback)
This is the history book to read for leisure and independent knowledge but not for a school exam. The quality of writing is superb and Galbraith's passion for his subject is so manifest and arresting. Best of all he shows up a lot of the nonsense paraded as facts and orthodox economic theory. Galbraith is the John Keating (Dead Poets Society) kind of teacher who will challenge you to think rather than regurgitate the standard doctrine. What a joy!