October 1, 2012

Robert Skidelsky on Money, the Good Life, and How Much is Enough

  • Russell Roberts

    Affiliated Senior Scholar
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Robert Skidelsky, noted biographer of John Maynard Keynes and author (with his son Edward) of the recently published How Much is Enough, talks with EconTalk hostRuss Roberts about materialism, growth, insatiability, and the good life. Skidelsky argues that we work too hard and too long. He argues that the good life has more leisure than we currently consume and that public policy should be structured to discourage work in wealthy countries where work can still be uninspiring.