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By John Maynard Keynes

The crucial writings of the twentieth century’s so much influential economist, accrued in a single volume

at the present time, John Maynard Keynes is better remembered for his pioneering improvement of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of energetic financial and financial executive coverage. This uniquely accomplished number of his paintings, edited by way of Keynes’s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his paintings extra obtainable to either scholars of economics and the overall reader. All of Keynes’s significant monetary paintings is incorporated, but the choice is going past natural economics. the following too are Keynes’s crucial writings on philosophy, social thought and coverage, and his futurist imaginative and prescient of an international with no paintings. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his advent: “People speak of the necessity for a brand new Keynes. however the outdated Keynes nonetheless has superlative knowledge to supply for a brand new age.”

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