What is Good Government? David Laidler’s Views

  • Robert Young
  • David Laidler
  • James B. Davies


In the course of a distinguished career as an economist, David Laidler has thought a lot about public policy, monetary and otherwise, and as a historian of economic thought he is quite familiar with those of his predecessors whose work on political economy led them to contemplate the political authorities more than most contemporary economists are inclined to do. But David, as far as I know, has never written about government per se, even though it is reasonable to think that his general views about this might colour his writing, just as they have doubtless been influenced in turn by his analyses of economics and policy. On this occasion, it seems appropriate that someone should fill this gap.


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