Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Keynes: The Essential Economist Excerpt

A biography on an economist…
JKG: He wasn’t only an economist. This book, Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes by Davenport-Hines. Shows his many sides.

JFK: The seven lives?

JKG: Altruist, boy prodigy, public man, official, lover, connoisseur and envoy.

JFK: He did a lot of things then?

JKG: And did them well. He was an economist, of course, but he was also a negotiator, a politician, a successful investor, an art collector, supported the drama and music, and even kept pigs.

JFK: A universal man, a renaissance man, a polymath.
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Voice-over
Keynes was a member of the Bloomsbury group: mainly arts and humanities figures, with links to Cambridge, including novelist E.M. Forster, biographer Lytton Strachey, art critic Clive Bell, painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, writer Leonard Woolf, and novelist Virginia Woolf.

"I think that capitalism, wisely managed, can probably be made more efficient for attaining economic ends than any alternative system." John Maynard Keynes: The End of Laissez-faire (1926).


Choose a famous person. Find a quotation they spoke or wrote which encapsulates their philosophy. Add their name and their quote to the comments.
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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

John Fitzgerald Kennedy said in his Inaugural Address, 20th January 1961, "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Anonymous said...

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King. August 28, 1963. Speech at Lincoln Memorial.

no namec sei said...

Elon Msuk said
My mentality is that of samurai
I would rather commit seppuku than fail
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a said...

Jordan Belfort said "If you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich" 35

tetsuko said...

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

tetsuko said...

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持丸奨之 said...
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Anonymous said...

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
Abraham Lincoin
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Anonymous said...

The most difficult one accepts a new idea in this world, but it's to forget an old idea.
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Anonymous said...


"It always seems impossible until it’s done."
Nelson Mandela
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山崎菜奈 said...

"You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down."
Charlie Chaplin
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Anonymous said...

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

Warren Buffett
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久原洋佑 said...

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

Warren Buffett
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teach potter said...

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.

Walt Disney
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森田三乃莉 said...

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa
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Anonymous said...

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Anonymous said...

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

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Anonymous said...

The best way to predict your future is to create it.
peter drucker
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Anonymous said...

The charge is the time of the absolute needs, but it would be grandchild's charge the time of the relative needs.
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Anonymous said...

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
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Yu Caiping said...

Maozedong said"politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed"

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Anonymous said...

Life is not fair; get used to it
Bill Gates
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Anonymous said...

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney
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35 said...

GENIUS is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.

大口祐生 said...

Conan doyle

when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

川田雅俊 said...

Hirofumi Uzawa

Economy isn't jsut what creates wealth.

竹林直凱 said...

“The first was just a dream and unfounded confidence. Everything started from there. ” Masayoshi Son

大口祐生 said...


Nelson Mandela Quotes

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
kensei

大口祐生 said...

Let black and white man become brother, South Africa can prosper development.
Nelson Mandela
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