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KEYNES, John Maynard.

Essays in Biography.

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Published: London Macmillan and Co., 1933

Stock Code: 131321

£300
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Notes

First edition, first impression, of Keynes's biographies of politicians and economists. The copy of the economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated 1933. Keynes and Robbins had a troubled relationship. In 1930 Keynes was appointed by the Labour Government to head a committee of economists, and invited Robbins to serve. To Keynes's dismay, Robbins refused to support his public work programs to reduce unemployment, and insisted on writing his own report. Robbins came to dominate the London School of Economics for the next three decades, and in the thirties established it as a centre of academic opposition to Keynesian economics. After the war Robbins came round to Keynes's view, and in his The Economic Problem in Peace and War (1947) he supported Keynes's policies of full employment through the control of aggregate demand.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

With 8 photographic plates.

Condition

Spine sunned, light marking to rear cover, front hinge a little tender, some foxing. A good copy.

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