John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was a leading British economist of the Left, noted for his work in refining business cycles and his advocacy for direct government stimulus to mitigate the adverse effects of economic recessions and depressions. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics.
The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynesby John Maynard Keynes
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THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE was written in the aftermath of the Versailles Treaty which ended the first World War. Keynes, a representative of the British Treasury at the Versailles Conference, came away from the conference believing that Germany had been unfairly treated by the Allies; he argued for a more generous (and in his view, a more lasting) peace with the Central Powers. THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty was an unfair treaty, contributing to negative American public opinion against the treaty and the League of Nations, as well as support for appeasement in Britain during the 1930s. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.
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