The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319703447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 5791

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

The Economic Consequences of the Peace

The classic text on the Treaty of Versailles and post war Europe

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857190113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 7841

An attendee at the ill-fated Versailles Conference, John Maynard Keynes had a front-row seat for the negotiations that would squander a peace and sew discord across a continent. One of his best-written works, 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace' was key in propelling Keynes to prominence. Published in 1919, it gained notoriety owing to its withering portraits of both French premier Georges Clemenceau and US president Woodrow Wilson. A best seller throughout the world, it was instrumental in creating the perception of the Germans as unfairly treated after the First World War. This in turn was crucial in prompting public support for appeasement, so that both the Treaty - and his eloquent criticisms of it - form a key part of the background to both World Wars I and II.

The Road to Serfdom

Author: Friedrich August Hayek

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415253895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2899

Hayek argues convincingly that, while socialist ideals may be tempting, they cannot be accomplished except by means that few would approve of.

Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

Author: Nicholas Wapshott

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039308311X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 2949

“I defy anybody—Keynesian, Hayekian, or uncommitted—to read [Wapshott’s] work and not learn something new.”—John Cassidy, The New Yorker As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Freidrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous. The battle lines thus drawn, Keynesian economics would dominate for decades and coincide with an era of unprecedented prosperity, but conservative economists and political leaders would eventually embrace and execute Hayek's contrary vision. From their first face-to-face encounter to the heated arguments between their ardent disciples, Nicholas Wapshott here unearths the contemporary relevance of Keynes and Hayek, as present-day arguments over the virtues of the free market and government intervention rage with the same ferocity as they did in the 1930s.

A Treatise on Probability

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486159647

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

View: 8104

Originally published in 1921, this mathematical work represents a significant contribution to the logical probability of propositions. Keynes effectively dismantled the classical theory, launching the "logical-relationist" theory of probability.

John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946

Economist, Philosopher, Statesman

Author: Robert Skidelsky,Robert Jacob Alexander Skidelsky

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780143036159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1021

View: 2279

A definitive portrait of the seminal economist and statesman brings together the author's three-volume biography into a single, abridged volume that traces Keynes's intellectual and ideological odyssey throughout his life and reassesses his important influence on contemporary political and economic thought. Original.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Author: John Perkins

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576755129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 9576

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The Essential Keynes

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 3904

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Recessions and Depressions

Understanding Business Cycles

Author: Todd A. Knoop

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 8839

Demystifies the economic forces that trigger recessions, depressions, and recoveries.

The Battle of Bretton Woods

John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

Author: Benn Steil

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691149097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 1013

Reveals how the blueprint for the post-World War II economic order was actually drawn.

Social Traps and the Problem of Trust

Author: Bo Rothstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521612821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 4901

Focuses on the role of political institutions in explaining the variation in social trust and social capital among countries.

The Commanding Heights

The Battle Between Government And The Marketplace

Author: Daniel Yergin,Joseph Stanislaw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184737591X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 942

The most powerful force in the world economy today is the redefinition of the relationship between state and marketplace - a process that goes by the name of privatization though this term is inadequate to express its far-reaching changes. We are moving from an era in which governments sought to seize and control the 'commanding heights' of the economy to an era in which the idea of free markets is capturing the commanding heights of world economic thinking. Basic views of how society ought to be organized are undergoing rapid change, trillions of dollars are changing hands and so is fundamental political power. Great new wealth is being created - as are huge opportunities and huge risks. Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world economy - why it is happening, how it can go wrong and what it will mean for the global economy going into the twenty-first century.

A Tract on Monetary Reform

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789120713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

View: 4000

In A Tract on Monetary Reform, which was first published in 1923, British economist John Maynard Keynes argues that the objects of British government should be the stability of trade, price, and employment. The gold reserve should be demonetized. However, this does not mean that gold serves absolutely no purpose anymore. Rather, it is a store of value and a means of correcting the influence of a temporarily adverse balance of payment. “This is a very brilliant as well as a very important book. Like all that Mr. Keynes writers, it is full of matter, and also full of wit...If any argument were wanted to show that whether we like it or not, we must tackle the monetary problem, it is to be found in Mr. Keynes’s book. It is a bright light, and though it may, if misused, do harm to the eyesight of some people, it throws a light, and a true light, on the world’s dilemma.”—The Spectator

The Cultivator

A Monthly Journal Devoted to Agriculture,horticulture, Floriculture, and to Domistic and Rural Economy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 3703


An Inquiry Into the Nature of Peace, and the Terms of Its Perpetuation

Author: Thorstein Veblen

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596057084

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5217

One of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, American economist and sociologist THORSTEIN BUNDE VEBLEN (1857-1929) is best remembered for coining the phrase "conspicuous consumption." In the waning days of World War I, he turned his expertise on a pressing issue of the day: how to create a lasting, healthy peace, and how industry might contribute to it. In this 1917 book, Veblen explores.... how the concept of patriotism can undermine efforts toward peace. how modern commerce can unify nations. why honor must be sustained by surrendering nations. how war in the 20th century is a battle between modes of government and national character. and more.ALSO FROM COSIMO: Veblen's The Vested Interests and the Common Man, The Theory of Business Enterprise, and Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 461

View: 9197

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.

Dictionary of Literary Influences

The Twentieth Century, 1914-2000

Author: John Powell

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: History

Page: 627

View: 8077

The reading habits, intellectual development, and contributions of the cultural giants of the 20th century are traced.