On the strength of this review by the Amazing Tyler Cowen, I ordered and read The Guest Lecture, a magnificent piece of “intellectual fiction” about the world of academia by one Martin Riker, who teaches English literature at Washington University in St Louis. Ignore the lame blurb on the book’s cover (pictured below); the centerpiece of this dreamlike novel is a fascinating seven-page essay by John Maynard Keynes, “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren”, which was first published in 1930 and which you can read for yourself here.
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