The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1964 - Business & Economics - 403 pages
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An economist of world renown, JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES was born in 1883 and educated at King's College, Cambridge. His two great works, "A Treatise on Money" (1930) and the revolutionary "General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" (1936), were inspired by the employment crisis of the late 1920s. As a pioneer in the theory of full employment, Keynes had a profound influence on Roosevelt's New Deal and on the creation of such organizations as the International Monetary Fund, and his thinking continues to serve as the basis for classic economic theory today. Keynes was, in addition, a man of letters and a writer of consummate skill. He died in 1946.
 

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Absolutely everyone needs to read this book, particularly chapters 25 and 26 and his remarks on Silvio Gesell The Natural Economic Order vs. Marx Capital, Vol 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production. ShiraDest, 5 nov.12015 HE Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
3
Expectation as determining Output and Employment
46
The Definition of Income Saving and Investment
52
Appendix on User Cost
66
CHAPTER 7
74
CHAPTER 8
89
II The Subjective Factors
107
CHAPTER 10
113
CHAPTER 15
194
CHAPTER 16
210
CHAPTER 17
222
The General Theory of Employment restated
245
CHAPTER 19
257
Appendix on Prof Pigous Theory of Unemployment
272
CHAPTER 20
280
CHAPTER 21
292

BOOK IV
119
The Marginal Efficiency of Capital
135
CHAPTER 12
147
CHAPTER 13
165
The Classical Theory of the Rate of Interest
175
Appendix on the Rate of Interest in Marshalls Principles
186
CHAPTER 22
313
CHAPTER 23
333
CHAPTER 24
372
Index
385
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John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was an economist, mathematician, civil servant, educator, journalist, and a world-renowned author. His two great works, A Treatise on Money and The General Theory of Unemployment, Interest, and Money, revolutionized the study and practice of economics and changed monetary policy after World War II.

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