John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is a central thinker of the twentieth century, not just an economic theorist and statesman, but also in economics, philosophy, politics, and culture. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Skidelsky, a renowned biographer of Keynes, explores his ethical and practical philosophy, his monetary thought, and provides an insight into his life and works.
In the recent financial crisis Keynes's theories have become more timely than ever, and remain at the centre of political and economic discussion. With a look at his major works and his contribution to twentieth-century economic thought, Skidelsky considers Keynes's legacy on today's society.
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"A helpful potted guide to the life of master economist John Maynard Keynes" - Sunday Herald
1. The life
2. Keyne's philosophy of practice
3. The monetary reformer
4. The General Theory
5. Economic statesmanship
6. Keyne's legacy
Epilogue: the view from 2010
Series: Very Short Introductions
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th October 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.4
Weight (kg): 0.18