The Essential Keynes

The Essential Keynes - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

Edited with an introduction by ROBERT SKIDELSKY

'Many of the greatest economic evils of our time are the fruits of risk, uncertainty, and ignorance'

John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist, and one of the most influential thinkers, of the twentieth century. He overturned the orthodoxy that markets were optimally self-regulating, and instead argued for state intervention to ensure full employment and economic stability. This new selection is the first comprehensive single-volume edition of Keynes's writings on economics, philosophy, social theory and policy, including several pieces never before published. Full of irony and wit, they offer a dazzling introduction to a figure whose ideas still have urgent relevance today.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846148132
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 330.156
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xlii, 550
Weight: 408g
Height: 131mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 30mm