By Donald K. Pickens
Leon H. Keyserling: A revolutionary Economist is the insightful biography of the lifestyles and considered the influential liberal reformer Leon H. Keyserling. by means of reading Keyserling's existence within the context of integrative liberalism, the biography goals to discover the origins of the idea that of integrative liberalism and Keyserling's profound and provocative contribution to it. The ebook follows the political reformer's existence from the start of his profession as a member of Democratic Senator Robert Wagner's employees, whilst displaying how the revolutionary move, ahead of global warfare I, was once the ideological and institutional foundation for integrative liberalism. the nice melancholy and next New Deal, to which Keyserling used to be an important contributor, allowed integrative liberalism to increase till the circulation began wasting power within the 1960's and got here to an finish through the Reagan Presidency. meanwhile, the e-book offers Keyserling as a tremendous sculptor of Truman's fiscal rules, and then he left the govt and started successfully debating public coverage on his personal. Tracing Keyserling's interactions with every one presidency, the biography indicates that Keyserling's guidelines and politics have been expressive of built-in liberalism, an often-overlooked philosophy of reform within the moment half the 20 th century. The ideological cornerstone of integrative liberalism was once an entire employment public coverage, expressed as monetary development and built at once from usa background. the phobia using the coverage used to be that there will be extensive swings within the company cycle, leading to underemployment and monetary stagnation. This sentiment and worry has an effect even now within the twenty-first century, making Leon H. Keyserling a well timed and ecocnomic research for graduate and undergraduate scholars of historical past, economics, political technology, and public management.
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