What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008.
In 1930, Keynes predicted that by 2030, we'd be working a 15- hour week. But he underestimated our appetite for wealth. In How Much is Enough? the Skidelskys explain why Keynes was mistaken.
Then, arguing from the premise that economics is a moral science, they trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to the present and show how our lives over the last half century have strayed from that ideal. What really matters in our lives and how can we attain it?
Lord Robert Skidelsky is a British economic historian and emeritus professor of political economy at Warwick University. His biography of John Maynard Keynes has received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations
Edward Skidelsky is a philosophy lecturer at Exeter University.
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