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KEYNES, John Maynard.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1936

Stock Code: 131025

£1,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM). His conclusion, namely that "the regulation of the trade-cycle - that is to say the control of booms and slumps, the level of employment, the wage-scale and the flow of investment - must be the responsibility of governments", permanently altered the terms of economic debate and considerations of the role of government in managing the economy (or not).

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt, ruling continued to covers in blind.

Condition

Spine very slightly slanted, ends and corners rubbed and bruised, book block edges spotted, pencil underlining to a couple of pages, else a bright copy.

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