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John Maynard Keynes – 13 Quotes

 

13 Quotes by John Maynard Keynes

 

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.

– John Maynard Keynes


The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

– John Maynard Keynes


The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.

– John Maynard Keynes


The social object of skilled investment should be to defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.

– John Maynard Keynes


Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

– John Maynard Keynes


By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

– John Maynard Keynes


I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.

– John Maynard Keynes


A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.

– John Maynard Keynes


Ideas shape the course of history.

– John Maynard Keynes


Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.

– John Maynard Keynes


The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.

– John Maynard Keynes


The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems – the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion.

– John Maynard Keynes


The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn’t deliver the goods.

– John Maynard Keynes