Who knew that Samuel Taylor Coleridge, opium-nibbling author of Kubla Khan, also had views on the business cycle and foreshadowed Keynes’ ideas by a century? Or that Walter Scott extolled the virtues of paper currency so powerfully that he saved the Scottish banknote, which bears his image in gratitude to this very day? Neil and Jonathan talk to John Ramsden author “The Poets Guide to Economics” about the economic insights of some of our greatest poets from Defoe to (Ezra) Pound, and how they helped to shape the world in which we live today. 


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