By Bob Hancké, LSE

Robert Skidelsky, the Keynesian historian and political economist, wrote a very interesting column in the Guardian looking back at the ten years since the starts of the Great Financial Crisis. The upshot: it didn’t look good and it doesn’t look good. After the short flirtation with Keynesianism at the G20, the austerity narrative took over – most ridiculously in its ‘expansive fiscal consolidation’ version – and hasn’t left us since. He’s also got a new book out on Money and Politics (macroeconomics, not corruption 😉 ).