By Donald K. Pickens

Leon H. Keyserling: A revolutionary Economist is the insightful biography of the lifestyles and regarded the influential liberal reformer Leon H. Keyserling. by means of analyzing Keyserling's lifestyles within the context of integrative liberalism, the biography goals to discover the origins of the concept 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 occupation as a member of Democratic Senator Robert Wagner's employees, whilst displaying how the revolutionary circulate, earlier than global conflict I, used to be 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 boost until eventually the flow all started wasting energy within the 1960's and got here to an finish in the course of the Reagan Presidency. meanwhile, the ebook provides Keyserling as a tremendous sculptor of Truman's monetary regulations, and then he left the govt and commenced successfully debating public coverage on his personal. Tracing Keyserling's interactions with each one presidency, the biography indicates that Keyserling's regulations and politics have been expressive of built-in liberalism, an often-overlooked philosophy of reform within the moment half the 20th century. The ideological cornerstone of integrative liberalism was once an entire employment public coverage, expressed as fiscal development and built at once from usa historical past. the phobia riding the coverage used to be that there will be extensive swings within the company cycle, leading to underemployment and fiscal stagnation. This sentiment and worry has an impression even now within the twenty-first century, making Leon H. Keyserling a well timed and ecocnomic learn for graduate and undergraduate scholars of historical past, economics, political technological know-how, and public administration.

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