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Walter Lippmann

Lippmann and Economics

Craufurd D. Goodwin, Walter Lippmann: Public Economist (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014) Review by Tom Arnold Forster Craufurd Goodwin’s new book is the most sustained and detailed account yet written of the journalist Walter Lippmann as a figure within the history of economic thought. The relationship between Lippmann and economics has recently generated much interest among historians of neoliberalism, and we now know a great deal about how the “Colloque Walter Lippmann,” a 1938 gathering of key thinkers to discuss the French translation of The Good Society, helped to create intellectual and institutional foundations for neoliberal political economy.[1] Scholars Read more