GRANT ON BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

October 19, 2018

BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

James Grant, the author of several books including biographies of Bernard Baruch and John Adams just finished one on Walter Bagehot, one of the most influential journalists of the Victorian era. Bagehot, editor of The Economist was himself an economist and expert on central banks. He became famous for his Bagehot’s rule which has been summarized as calling for central banks in times of financial crisis to: “lend without limit, to solvent firms, against good collateral, at ‘high rates’.”  Grant’s “The Life of Walter Bagehot” will be published next year.   

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