Essays in persuasion john maynard keynes

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Essays in persuasion john maynard keynes

Essays in persuasion john maynard keynes

Reads like political essays on events of the day pertaining to economics. The events of those days were quite important and the magnitude of the upheavals was huge. War and Depression like we haven't seen in a while. Jun 08, Pedro rated it really liked it I read this book because it contains the essay "Economic possibilities for our grandchildren", written in Keynes predicts on that essay that within years time mankind would solve its economic problem thanks to the increases on productivity, and would be able to cover the absolute needs leaving much more time for leisure.

The author distinguishes between absolute needs and relative needs.

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The needs of food, water or shelter, are absolute on the sense that we feel them whatever the situat I read this book because it contains the essay "Economic possibilities for our grandchildren", written in The needs of food, water or shelter, are absolute on the sense that we feel them whatever the situation of other human beings may be.

Other needs satisfy the desire for superiority, and Keynes thinks that those may be insatiable, but he arrives to the conclusion that once the absolute needs are covered, we will prefer to devote our energies to non-economic purposes.

This is where his prediction, at least until now, has failed.

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Essays in Persuasion by John Maynard Keynes Reads like political essays on events of the day pertaining to economics.
About the author John Maynard Keynes English economist. Keynes is considered one of the foremost economists of all time.
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The consumerist society where we live has convinced us that a second car, a bigger house or a flat TV will give us more satisfaction than more leisure time. I only hope that this will change before and the prediction becomes true in due time.

The other essays are also extremely interesting, visionary for the time and even applicable today. In his essay "Proposals for the reconstruction of Europe" he says, literally, "A Free Trade union should be established under the auspices of the League of Nations of countries undertaking to impose no protectionist tariffs whatever against the produce of other members of the Union".

He was proposing this union for the countries of central and southern Europe, and he hoped that the UK would also become an original member. Some lines after, he writes: Other interesting essays are the series about the return to the gold standard and its effects. UK returned to the gold standard in the s, and this produced an increase on the value of the pound.

UK exports became less competitive and the trade balance suffered. Keynes never agreed with the return to the gold standard, or with the policy of the government to restrict credit.

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He argued that the credit restriction would lead to a vicious circle where the investment would decrease, unemployment grow and wages would be lowered, affecting internal consumption.

The benefits on the trade balance would be minimal compared with the disadvantages of a growing unemployed population. It seems to me that the similarities between the situation in Keynes' time and today, and the accuracy of his forecasts, should make us look more into the recipes that he proposed almost years ago and have proved successful since then.the collected writings of john maynard keynes volume ix essays in persuasion with a new introduction by donald moggridge cambridge university press.

John Maynard Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes's essays on inflation and def In the light of subsequent history, Essays in Persuasion is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy/5.

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John Maynard Keynes English economist. Keynes is considered one of the foremost economists of all time. His The General Theory of Employment, Interest and . The essays in this volume show Keynes's attempts to influence the course of events by public persuasion over the period of In the light of subsequent history, Essays in Persuasion is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy/5(2).

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