The Public Interest

Fool’s game

John E. Berthoud

Summer 1995

THE ongoing debate among political economists in the industrialized West over the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on economic growth has been joined by Eastern Europeans who are struggling to set the future direction of their nations” economies. This controversy provides the setting for McGill University economist Reuven Brenner’s new work, Labyrinths of Prosperity Brenner’s book is an insightful critique of macroeconomic analysis, adding fresh texture and flavor to the field of political economy.

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