By William Manchester

MacArthur, the general public determine, the personal guy, the soldier-hero whose secret and attraction created a uniquely American legend, portrayed in an excellent biography that would problem the adored myths of admirers and critics alike.

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Though he ultimately was to welcome her ‘told-to-thechildren’ version of The General Theory, her Introduction to the Theory of Employment (1937a), by writing (20 November 1937) ‘You have been very successful … in simplifying and have skated round the complications beautifully’, initially he was lukewarm about the project, to say the least (see Marcuzzo and Sardoni, 2005, 177). ) 1992, 300–1). Moreover, Keynes came increasingly to appreciate her comments and responses and not least her fierce loyalty to the new ideas against the antagonistic ‘doubting Thomases’ among Keynes’s previous supporters and even collaborators and friends: Robertson, of course, Hawtrey, Pigou and Hubert Henderson, for example.

Vol. IV, 1973, 258–9). 8 The Economics of Imperfect Competition 21 In his review, Kaldor drew attention to the fuzzy nature of the concept of the industry in her approach because, once differentiated products are taken into account, which other firms are making products which compete with the product of the firm under consideration depends on the particular firm and its product from which the analysis started. That is to say, there are, in principle, as many industries clustering around firms as there are firms themselves.

12 4 Marx in Joan Robinson’s Argument It surely should be possible to adopt a language in which the two parties could talk to each other. Neither party really wants to, for each fears that their hold on ideology might be lost in the process of translating the familiar language in which each has been accustomed to recite the creed. 1 Introduction This chapter examines the formation of Joan Robinson’s early views on Marx through a dialogue with Maurice Dobb, and then the reception of these views at the time by Kalecki, Keynes and some reviewers.

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