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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: Jan 05, 2016
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The Essential Keynes
The essential writings of the 20th century’s most influential economist, collected in one volume

Today, John Maynard Keynes is best remembered for his pioneering development of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of active fiscal and monetary government policy. This uniquely comprehensive selection of his work, edited by Keynes’s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his work more accessible to both students of economics and the general reader. All of Keynes’s major economic work is included, yet the selection goes beyond pure economics. Here too are Keynes’s essential writings on philosophy, social theory and policy, and his futurist vision of a world without work. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his introduction: “People talk of the need for a new Keynes. But the old Keynes still has superlative wisdom to offer for a new age.”

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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: Apr 01, 2017
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money: With the Economic Consequences of the Peace (Classics of World Literature)

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the twentieth century. On economic theory, he ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was unmatched.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was first published in 1936. But its ideas had been forming for decades - as a student at Cambridge, Keynes had written to a friend of his love for 'Free Trade and free thought'. Keynes's limpid style, concise prose, and vivid descriptions have helped to keep his ideas alive - as have the novelty and clarity, at times even the ambiguity, of his macroeconomic vision. He was troubled, above all, by high unemployment rates and large disparities in wealth and income. Only by curbing both, he thought, could individualism, 'the most powerful instrument to better the future', be safeguarded. The twenty-first century may yet prove him right.

In The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), Keynes elegantly and acutely exposes the folly of imposing austerity on a defeated and struggling nation.

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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 13, 2016
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A Treatise on Probability
First published in 1920, this is the foundational work of probability theory, which helped establish the author's enormous influence on modern economic and even political theories. Exploring aspects of randomness and chance, inductive reasoning and logical statistics, this is a work that belongs in the library of any interested in numbers and their application in the real world.
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release date: Jul 16, 2020
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release date: Jul 16, 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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release date: Jul 29, 1983
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The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes; Volume XII: Economic Articles And Correspondence; Investment and Editorial (Volume 12)
This volume brings together Keynes's writings in a number of fields. It includes a full account of his experience as an investor, both for himself and for others, combined with a selection from his correspondence and memoranda on investment in which he tried to expound his beliefs to others. Also included are his writings on commodities, his early lecture notes on money and a selection of his correspondence as editor of the Economic Journal and a referee for the Macmillan Company.
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