Book notes: Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Masters of the Universe by Daniel Stedman Jones

Daniel Stedman Jones, Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, Princeton University Press, 2012, xiii+418 pages

The dust jacket of this book carries photographs of the two academics in its title and of Margaret Thatcher, the former UK prime minister, and Ronald Reagan, a former US President. The implication of this and the cover blurb is that the academics strongly influenced the politicians and that the overweening attachment to free markets of these two l

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