Robert Skidelsky

Milton Friedman – economic visionary or scourge of the world?

13 January 2024 9:00 am

Monetarism, with which his name is associated, has long defined economic policy. But what would Friedman have made of the banking collapse, so soon after his death in 2006?

Friedrich Hayek: a great political thinker rather than a great economist

3 December 2022 9:00 am

Robert Skidelsky follows Friedrich Hayek’s progression from technical economics to political thinking after his battles with John Maynard Keynes

What makes Thomas Piketty so sure he can save the world?

28 March 2020 9:00 am

The French economist, statistician and polymath Thomas Piketty sprang to fame in 2013 with a daunting tome, Capital in the…