The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

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Paperback, 403 pages
Harvest/Harcourt, 1991
First Harvest/Harcourt, Inc. Edition

John Maynard Keynes has long been considered the leading British economist of the twentieth century and among the most influential economists in world history.  Inspired by the employment crisis of the late 1920s The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money has since become the definitive book on the subject of alleviating unemployment by increased government spending aimed at stimulating the economy.  As a pioneer in the concept of full employment, Keynes had a profound influence on Roosevelt's New Deal and on the creation of many organizations, including the International Monetary Fund.  His thinking, coined "Keynesian," continues to serve as the basis for classic economic theory today.

Editorial Reviews

"[One of] of the greatest minds of the 20th century...A workingman's revolutionary." --Time

"Revolutionary." --The New York Times Book Review

"[A] landmark work." --Chicago Tribune

"The General Theory is nothing less than an epic journey out of intellectual darkness. That, as much as its continuing relevance to economic policy, is what makes it a book for the ages. Read it, and marvel." --Paul Krugman

About the Author

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.