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  • ISBN 0691151571
  • ISBN13 978-0691151571
  • Language English
  • Author Daniel Stedman Jones
  • Publisher Princeton University Press; First Edition first Printing edition (September 16, 2012)
  • Pages 432
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  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
  • Size ePub 1298 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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How did American and British policymakers become so enamored with free markets, deregulation, and limited government? This book--the first comprehensive transatlantic history of the rise of neoliberal politics--presents a surprising answer. Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan and Thatcher and in the decades since. Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics. Far from being the story of the simple triumph of right-wing ideas, the neoliberal breakthrough was contingent on the economic crises of the 1970s and the acceptance of the need for new policies by the political left.

Masters of the Universe describes neoliberalism's road to power, beginning in interwar Europe but shifting its center of gravity after 1945 to the United States, especially to Chicago and Virginia, where it acquired a simple clarity that was developed into an uncompromising political message. Neoliberalism was communicated through a transatlantic network of think tanks, businessmen, politicians, and journalists that was held together by Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. After the collapse of Bretton Woods in 1971, and the "stagflation" that followed, their ideas finally began to take hold as Keynesianism appeared to self-destruct. Later, after the elections of Reagan and Thatcher, a guileless faith in free markets came to dominate politics.

Fascinating, important, and timely, this is a book for anyone who wants to understand the history behind the Anglo-American love affair with the free market, as well as the origins of the current economic crisis.


Daniel Stedman Jones shows how neoliberalism gained ascendancy in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The 'Masters of the Universe' are the thinkers behind neoliberalism. The term is not merely an epithet for Jones.

Daniel Stedman Jones shows how neoliberalism gained ascendancy in both the United States and the United Kingdom. -Sean Wilentz, author of "The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008". but a subject for serious analysis, a school of thought with both virtues and flaws. He divides its history into three periods.

Daniel Stedman Jones Princeton University Press, 2012, 418 pages. Critics of neoliberalism and its variants including Misesianism have responded to its emergence in two distinct ways: pejoratively,1 or scholarly discourse that seeks to engage neoliberal proponents

Daniel Stedman Jones Princeton University Press, 2012, 418 pages. Critics of neoliberalism and its variants including Misesianism have responded to its emergence in two distinct ways: pejoratively,1 or scholarly discourse that seeks to engage neoliberal proponents. The first approach is traceable to the Marxists Kapelush (1925) and Marcuse ( 1968).

Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics is a 2012 book by barrister Daniel Stedman Jones, in which the author traces the intellectual development and political rise of neoliberalism in the United States and the.

Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics is a 2012 book by barrister Daniel Stedman Jones, in which the author traces the intellectual development and political rise of neoliberalism in the United States and the United Kingdom. Originally a PhD thesis, the author adapted it into a book.

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Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics

Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics. Far from being the story of the simple triumph of right-wing ideas, the neoliberal breakthrough was contingent on the economic crises of the 1970s and the acceptance of the need for new policies by the political left.

Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics

Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics. Far from being the story of the simple triumph of right-wing ideas, the neoliberal breakthrough was contingent on the economic crises of the 1970s and the acceptance of the need for new policies by the political left

Daniel Stedman Jones’s new book is yet another contribution to the academic reckoning of the global financial crisis.

Daniel Stedman Jones’s new book is yet another contribution to the academic reckoning of the global financial crisis. Or at least I think that is what he is doing. The book begins with a survey of the major intellectual sources of neoliberalism, namely Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, although Karl Popper is also mentioned and so, perhaps curiously, is the Freiberg School in post war Germany.

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Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics

Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics.

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Togor
A very useful book for those who want to understand how neo-liberal thought came to dominate political discussions and governmental policies in the 1980s.
Anarawield
An excellent reading of Neoliberalism from 1950 to 1980, however it is also a very good history of the intellectual movement in general. It is, though, dry as dust and the author includes far too many quotes which are much bulkier/longer than necessary. Would have been better with more analytical interpretation and less from the original sources. If you've not read these they will be useful, if you have -- you will feel they may be little more than filler.

Still and all, I would highly recommend this book for someone looking for an intellectual history of the movement.
Lilegha
Good book regarding the struggles between two schools of economics in the twentieth century. Excellent history of the correspondence between Keynes and Hayek. The changes in thinking of Milt is enlightening. Ignoring the technical jargon which is minor does not detract from the over read.
Yanki
By far one of the most important and informative books I've read, ever in my life! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding the struggle of ideas in the world around us... The world in which we live.
Acrobat
A good account of the rise of neoliberalism. It explains it did not just fall out of a cloud in the 1980s but had a long gestation prior to that.
Ohatollia
I bought this book as a christmas present for my brother who enjoys both economic and political books. So far, no complaints. Everything shipped and arrived in perfect condition and was on time.
Paster
This book is well written through the first six chapters, with a well documented history of the Chicago School of Economics. In his concluding remarks, however, he concluded that the financial crisis of 2007-8 was the result of the apotheosis (deification) of free markets, a conclusion not supported by his own reporting. In addition, he ignores the effects of government intervention in markets. For example, he dismisses the impact that federal pressures to issue loans to un-creditworthy borrowers had, as well as the enormous overall benefits of two and a half decades of growth fueled by liberalized markets. The writer completely ignores the hugely negative impact of government intervention in markets, both in the 1929 case and the current case, arguably the apotheosis (deification) of centralized planning.

He quite correctly points out the greed of bankers in creating CDO's, CDS's and other financial instruments of dubious value, but fails to even mention the greed of homeowners, borrowers, traders, savers, investors and politicians who advocated or bought with the infantile notion that wealth is effortlessly created out of nothing.

In seemingly British fashion, he also heaps scorn on the Tea Party movement without mentioning that we opposed the majority of the excesses directly responsible for the crisis, as we have since the founding of the republic. He implies that only "well funded state universities" could work in the UK, and completely dismisses without discussion the notion that parents should form their own schools in response to failing government schools, or that privatized schools have significant benefits to the overall level of education. His assumption that only "universal high quality publicly funded education and health care systems" provide value seems characteristic of European left wingers, and is not borne out by the history of the United States prior to the long, painful, and increasingly unaffordable and ineffective introduction of these programs.

In the end, this financial crisis was similar to the '29 crash; borrowed money chasing phantom profits, fueled by greed and ignorance. The names and technology are different, but the results are those of men uninformed by morality and history.

In the main however, this book is well worth reading, I highly recommend it.
The 'Masters of the Universe' are the thinkers behind neoliberalism. The term is not merely an epithet for Jones. but a subject for serious analysis, a school of thought with both virtues and flaws.

He divides its history into three periods. The ideas were born in the first, influenced by the spread of totalitarianism and the New Deal. They spread in the second period as Hayek, Friedman, and their acolytes used think tanks and the media of the time to give them respectability and to make them available should the winds of policy change. That happened in the third, when failures of policies based on a reading of Keynes and a belief in the prowess of government failed. The mantle of neoliberal thought was taken up by Reagan and Thatcher, who put neoliberal tenets at the center of their approaches to policy.

Jones' account of neoliberalism is essential for those who wish to understand both this highly influential set of ideas and the roots of economic and social policy in both Britain and the United States over the last half-century.