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Why Keynes is making a comeback

The theories of John Maynard Keynes might be unfashionable but his ideas remain potent

By Howard Davies   April 2015

A man for modern times? Economist John Maynard Keynes. © David Killen

Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes by Richard Davenport-Hines (William Collins, £18.99)

I imagine that somewhere in Cambridge, perhaps in a hostelry frequented by economics PhD students, or in the King’s College junior common room, there will one day be a pub quiz devoted to trivia about John Maynard Keynes. If you wanted to train for such a quiz, Richard Davenport-Hines’s Universal Man is the…

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