Keynes on the Wireless

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book brings together John Maynard Keynes' infamous BBC wireless broadcasts, specially selected from the Royal Economic Society edition of Keynes' Collected Writings. With an introduction by Donald Moggridge, this unique anthology provides an insight into Keynes' influence and legendary contribution to economics, which still resonates today.

Author Biography

JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES was born in Cambridge in 1883, son of John Neville Keynes, later registrary of the university; his mother was one of the earliest women students. Educated at Eton and King's, he passed into the Civil Service in 1906, working for three years in the India office. He returned to Cambridge as a Fellow of King's in 1909 and remained a Fellow until his death.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
War Debts
The Inter-Allied Debts [9 January 1925]p. 13
The War Debts [3 May 1928]p. 20
The Depression
The Bank Rate [27 September 1929]p. 33
Unemployment: A Discussion with Sir Josiah Stamp [19 February 1930]p. 40
Saving and Spending [14 January 1931]p. 57
The Slump [12 April 1931]p. 67
State Planning [14 March 1932]p. 75
Pros and Cons of Tariffs [25 November 1932]p. 87
Spending and Saving: A Discussion with Sir Josiah Stamp [4 January 1933]p. 96
The World Economic Conference: A Conversation with Walter Lippmann [11 June 1933]p. 111
Roosevelt's Economic Experiments [13 January 1934]p. 124
Is the Economic System Self-Adjusting? [19 November 1934]p. 131
Education and the Arts
University Men in Business [16 February 1927]p. 145
On Reading Books [1 June 1936]p. 164
The Arts Council: Its Policy and Hopes [8 July 1945]p. 174
World War II
Will Re-armament Cure Unemployment? [23 May 1939]p. 187
Should Saving be Compulsory? [11 March 1940]p. 194
British Finances after a Year of War [13-23 September 1940]p. 204
Tax on Lower Incomes [22 December 1941]p. 211
How Much Does Finance Matter? [23 March 1942]p. 215
Bretton Woods [22 July 1944]p. 225
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