The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319703447
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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.

John Maynard Keynes The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money Konsumfunktion und Multiplikator

Author: Markus Figiel
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640730429
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich VWL - Geldtheorie, Geldpolitik, Note: 2,0, Universität Hohenheim, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Am 24. Oktober 1929, dem sogenannten "Schwarzen Freitag" brach die New Yorker Börse zusammen. Dieser folgenschwere Tag war der Beginn der "Great Depression", die den historischen Hintergrund für die "General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money" von John Maynard Keynes legte. Die Great Depression beherrschte die Jahre 1929 bis 1933, in denen die weltweite Produktion massiv einbrach und Arbeitslosigkeit ein kollektives Phänomen war. Die damals vorherrschende ökonomische Theorie der Klassiker vertraute auf die selbststabilisierenden Kräfte der Wirtschaft und propagierte Enthaltsamkeit seitens der Politik. Nach, der damals dominierenden Meinung der Klassiker, würden sinkende Löhne und Preise eine Gegentendenz auslösen, die letztendlich die Wirtschaft wieder in ihr Gleichgewicht bei Vollbeschäftigung bringt. Diese Voraussetzungen waren in der Weltwirtschaftskrise erfüllt, Preise und Löhne sanken im großen Umfang, jedoch war eine Tendenz zur Rückkehr zur Vollbeschäftigung nicht erkennbar. Keynes folgerte vor diesem Hintergrund, dass sich die in einer Krise automatisch ausgelöste Tendenz zur Rückkehr zum Gleichgewicht, wenn überhaupt vorhanden, nur sehr langsam und "schmerzhaft" vollzog. Dies verlangte, laut Keynes, nach einer neuen Theorie, die die wahren Gründe der Arbeitslosigkeit beschrieb und zugleich den Weg aus der Krise aufzeigte. Keynes leitendes Interesse bestand darin eine Theorie zu entwickeln, welche die Realität der Krise abbildete und der Wirtschaftspolitik praktische Ratschläge lieferte, wie eine Krise bewältigt werden konnte. Diese Arbeit widmet sich zwei zentralen Gegenständen der "General Theory", nämlich dem Konsum und dem Multiplikator.

John Maynard Keynes The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money Centaur Classics

Author: John Maynard Keynes
ISBN: 8892534378
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Distinguished British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) set off a series of movements that drastically altered the ways in which economists view the world. In his most important work, “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money” (1936), Keynes critiqued the laissez-faire policies of his day, particularly the proposition that a normally functioning market economy would bring full employment. Keynes's forward-looking work transformed economics from merely a descriptive and analytic discipline into one that is policy oriented. For Keynes, enlightened government intervention in a nation's economic life was essential to curbing what he saw as the inherent inequalities and instabilities of unregulated capitalism.

Biography of an Idea

Author: David Felix
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351294229
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The culmination of John Maynard Keynes's thought and lifework was The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Here, placing it in the context of his era, David Felix examines the evolution of Keynes's theorizing. He boldly claims that The General Theory lacks logical and factual support as pure theory, but is an achievement of great statesmanship in political economy. Felix argues that Keynes's ideas have misled successive generations of students and practitioners. He suggests that a more discriminating view of his thought can reconcile Keynesian views with neoclassical theory and replace the false synthesis that dominates contemporary text-books with a truer one. Biography of an Idea devotes four chapters to an analysis of The General Theory and an examination of the economic logic of Keynes. The author disentangles the work's fundamentally simple theses from its difficult technical pre-sentation. He shows how Keynes shaped his economic model as he did as an effort to win public support for sensible policies that clashed with generally accepted beliefs of the time. Biography of an Idea is bound to be controversial due to the many cohorts of economists who have been trained in macroeconomics according to Keynes. It will be of interest and ac-cessible to intellectually curious laymen and students, and important to economists, historians, and political scientists.

The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes

Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521220996
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The most provocative book written by any economist of Keynes's generation, propounding a fundamentally new approach that revolutionised economics.

Keynes s The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

Author: Fred R. Glahe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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John Maynard Keynes is the foremost economist of the twentieth century, and his General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money is unquestionably the century's most important economics book. Keynes's work has undergone significant reevaluation in recent years, and "Keynesian" views which have been so widely defended for so long are now perceived as at odds with Keynes's own thinking. Recent scholarship and research has demonstrated considerable rivalry and controversy concerning the proper interpretation of Keynes's works, such that recourse to the original text is all the more important. In this book, Fred R. Glahe brings to this pivotal work the techniques of textual criticism developed in disciplines such as literature and theology. This concordance will provide an invaluable reference tool for scholars in search of Keynes, aiding them to recover his key terms in their original context. It will list alphabetically all of the key words used in The General Theory, the number of times each appears, and the page and paragraph number of each citation.

John Maynard Keynes

Author: Hyman P. Minsky
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071593020
Format: PDF
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“Today, Mr. Minsky's view [of economics] is more relevant than ever.”- The New York Times “Indeed, the Minsky moment has become a fashionable catch phrase on Wall Street.”-The Wall Street Journal John Maynard Keynes offers a timely reconsideration of the work of the revered economics icon. Hyman Minsky argues that what most economists consider Keynesian economics is at odds with the major points of Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. Keynes and Minsky refuse to ignore pervasive uncertainty. Once uncertainty is given center stage, recurring episodes of financial system crises are all but inescapable. As Robert Barbera notes in a new preface, “Benign economic circumstances...invite increasingly aggressive financial market wagers. Innovation in finance is a signature development in a capitalist economy. Once leveraged wagers are in place, small disappointments can have exaggerated consequences.” Thus for Minsky economic calm on Main Street engenders financial system fragility which, in turn, ensures a perpetuation of boom and bust cycles. Minsky colleagues Dimitri B. Papadimitriou and L. Randall Wray write in a new introduction, “We offer this new edition, in the hope that it will contribute to the reformation of economic theory so that it can address the world in which we actually live-the world that was always the topic of Minsky's analysis.”