How to Pay for the War.
A Radical Plan for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.London: Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1940 Stock Code: 147700
First edition, second impression, the corrected version, less common than the earlier uncorrected version in green card boards, of Keynes's most successful essay in persuasion, the application of his General Theory to wartime economy. The uncorrected version was published a few months previously. "Apart from suggesting ways of adding greatly to the financial resources of the government, this inaugurated the idea of an iron ration at low, fixed prices of a list of necessities in lower-income budgets, with government subsidies if required. He proposed also to assist families with low incomes by introducing family allowances payable directly to the mother. The net effect of these concessions would have been to effect an actual improvement in the condition of the worst-off compared with pre-war years" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original orange card boards printed in black.
Neat contemporary ownership signature to front wrapper verso and a couple of neat ink annotations to text. Gentle toning to spine and soiling to rear board; a near-fine copy.
Fundaburk 9991; Mattioli 1819; Moggridge C11.2. See Macmillan: A Publishing Tradition, 1843-1970, p. 228.
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