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Classical economics suggests that market economies are self-correcting in times of recession or depression and tend toward full employment and output. But English economist John Maynard Keynes disagreed.

In his groundbreaking 1936 book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Keynes argued that traditional economics has misunderstood the causes of unemployment. Employment is not determined by the price of labor; it is directly linked to demand in the economy. Keynes believed market economies are by nature unstable and so require government intervention. Spurred on by the social catastrophe of the Great Depression of the 1930s, Keynes set out to revolutionize the way the world thinks about and understands economics - and in this he succeeded.

In the latter half of the 20th century, Keynesian economics became mainstream policy for most Western governments. Although his ideas fell out of fashion, the global market turmoil in the opening decade of the 21st century once again saw interventionist government fiscal and monetary policy based on Keynesian thinking.

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  • Tatsuno
  • 17-05-2018

almost no information.

Each chapter felt like it was written by different person as much of the information was repeated from chapter to chapter. And none of the information presented gave me any insight on John Maynard Keynes's book. Let me save you some time and give you all the information that is in this book.

economic philosophy was dominated by the classical economic ideas presented by Adam Smith. then the Great Depression happened which classical economics said should be impossible. John Maynard Keynes wrote a book about it. some people hated it some people liked it. the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-2018

No substance. Repetitive.

Keynes Wikipedia page has more info. This "audiobook" repeated the same handful of facts over and over without explaining Keynes work in the slightest. Disappointing.

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  • Jose
  • 14-05-2017

awesome

it is a good book and i will help people have a better understanding of how economics system work. thanks to audible for the opportunity 🖒