Edward Elgar July 2016. Co-authored with Lars Magnusson
The book examines the three historical master tales of Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek, and questions their validity and relevance in today’s moment of global disorientation which lacks a convincing and dominant economic narrative. Investigating the ideological dimensions and exploring the continued impact of the three thinkers, the book demonstrates how their narratives became entangled over time and under increasing complexity, overlapping and competing with each other. The book reflects on the meaning of the historical legacy of the three narratives and their significance today. All three outlined the prospects for a better and more economically efficient world with increased social justice. The book argues that they constitute a legacy on which a new economic tale must be based, a legacy to draw on or confront.