John Maynard Keynes Quotes

By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

 
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John Maynard Keynes
John Maynard Keynes
  • Born: June 5, 1883
  • Died: April 21, 1946
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Economist

John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes CB FBA, was a British economist whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and was one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. Widely considered the founder of modern macroeconomics, his ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, and its various offshoots.

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