Book notes: The economic government of the world 1933–2023, by Martin Daunton

A deep dive into the politics, personalities, trade theory and trade practice of the era, but missing a crucial element: the collapse in the US stock of money

The Economic Government of the World, by Martin Daunton

Martin Daunton, The economic government of the world 1933–2023, Allen Lane 2023, xxiv+986 pages

This is an ambitious book. Its title and size both suggest that. But even in conjunction, title and size do not convey the book’s full ambition. For the aim is not just to describe the development of international economic rules and institutions, but to also appraise them and indicate how to improve the present set of institutions. The period covered starts with the Great Depression, although with a

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