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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money
Keynes profoundly influenced the New Deal and created the basis for classic economic theory. “I can think of no single book that has so changed the conception held by economists as to the working of the capitalist system” (Robert L. Heilbroner). Index.
release date: Mar 03, 2009
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Essays In Persuasion
Essays In Persuasion written by legendary author John Maynard Keynes is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Essays In Persuasion is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless piees of classic literature, this gem by John Maynard Keynes is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, Essays In Persuasion would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
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release date: Jun 15, 2017
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The Economic Consequences of the Peace
John Maynard Keynes's exploration of global economics following World War I.
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release date: Aug 27, 2013
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The Economic Consequences of the Peace
The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was written by John Maynard Keynes. Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a bestseller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty was a "Carthaginian peace". It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaty and involvement in the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly in turn was a crucial factor in public support for appeasement. The success of the book established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist especially on the left. When Keynes was a key player in establishing the Bretton Woods system in 1944, he remembered the lessons from Versailles as well as the Great Depression. The Marshall Plan after Second World War is a similar system to that proposed by Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Peace.
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release date: Dec 01, 2004
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The End of Laissez-Faire: The Economic Consequences of the Peace (Great Minds)
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was the most influential economist of the first half of the twentieth century. During both world wars he was an adviser to the British treasury, and his theory of government stimulation of the economy through deficit spending influenced Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" administration. The mass unemployment caused by the Great Depression inspired his most famous work, General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1935-36).

Keynes first gained widespread prominence immediately following World War I, when he attended the Versailles peace conference as an economic adviser to British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Disgusted with the harshly punitive and unrealistic provisions of the Versailles Treaty, as well as the political chicanery and general incompetence of the chief participants, he published The Economic Consequences of the Peace in 1919. This book gained a good deal of notoriety because of its withering portraits of both French premier Georges Clemenceau and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Keynes described Clemenceau as motivated only by shortsighted nationalistic goals and vindictiveness, which aimed at crippling Germany for generations no matter what the consequences to the rest of Europe. He found fault with Wilson for his ivory tower idealism, lack of diplomatic savvy, and unfamiliarity with the political realities of Europe. This ineffectual combination ultimately dashed his best hopes for a League of Nations and a just resolution to the war in Europe. In a point-by-point analysis Keynes makes clear the ruinous consequences of the treaty to all of Europe and proposes substantial modifications. Unfortunately, few appreciated Keynes’s prescience, and he saw his worst fears realized in the rise of Hitler and the devastation of World War II.

In The End of Laissez-Faire (1926) he presents a brief historical review of laissez-faire economic policy. Though he agrees in principle that a marketplace of free individuals pursuing their own self-interest without government interference has a better chance of improving society’s economic situation than socialist alternatives, he suggests that government can play a constructive role in protecting individuals from the worst harms of capitalism’s cycles, especially as concerns unemployment. Other useful government functions are the dissemination of information relating to business conditions, encouraging savings and investment along "nationally productive channels," and forming a national policy about the size of population.

Keynes’s brilliant mind and lucid writing are evident on every page. Both of these works are still well worth reading for his many stimulating ideas and profound knowledge of economics.
release date: Jan 23, 2009
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A Tract on Monetary Reform
This book, is devoted to the need for stable currency as the essential foundation of a healthy world economy. Describing the various effects of unstable currency on investors, business people, and wage earners, Keynes recommends the implementation of policies that aim at achieving stability of the commodity value of the dollar rather than the gold value. Keynes's brilliant, clear analysis of the world monetary situation at the beginning of the twentieth century, with his many suggestions and his masterful elucidation of economic principles, stands as a vital primer for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of basic economics and its sociopolitical implications.
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release date: Mar 31, 2011
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A Treatise on Money: Two Volumes Complete in One
2011 Reprint of 1930 American Edition. Two volumes Complete in One. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Volumes One and Two of Keynes' classic work published in a handy one volume format. Exact facsimile of the original Edition. Keynes had begun a theoretical work to examine the relationship between unemployment, money and prices back in the 1920s. The work, Treatise on Money, was published in 1930 in two volumes. We reproduce this two volume edition in one volume. A central idea of the work was that if the amount of money being saved exceeds the amount being invested - which can happen if interest rates are too high - then unemployment will rise. This is in part a result of people not wanting to spend too high a proportion of what employers pay out, making it difficult, in aggregate, for employers to make a profit.
release date: Aug 11, 2009
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes AND Essays In Persuasion by John Maynard Keynes
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money & Essays In Persuasion written by legendary author John Maynard Keynes are widely considered to be two of the top 100 greatest books of all time. These two great classics will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money & Essays In Persuasion are required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, the combination of these two gems by John Maynard Keynes are highly recommended. Published by Classic Books America and beautifully produced, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money & Essays In Persuasion would make an ideal gift and this two book combination should be a part of everyone's personal library.
release date: Sep 07, 2020
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The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money -
This book was first published following the Great Depression in the US and it is considered to be a revolutionary change in economic thought, often referred to as the Keynesian Revolution, questioning the concept that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment on its own. A necessary read for anyone interested in economic theory.
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release date: Nov 01, 2013
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The Economic Consequences of the Peace
Famous for earning Keynes his esteem as one of America’s leading economists, The Economic Consequences of the Peace is a compelling read on the Versailles Peace Treaty in the aftermath of the Great War. Incensed that conditions of the treaty would have a disastrous impact on the German economy, Keynes’ objections did a great deal to sway American public opinion against the Unites States’ participation in the League of Nations. Famous for discrediting the Treaty of Versailles, The Economic Consequences of the Peace remains a valuable work of unparalleled historical importance.
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