John Maynard

1883 - 1946

A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton

There are no intrinsic reasons for the scarcity of capital.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, 1936, ch.24

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on government and present

The important thing for government is not to do things which individuals are doing already and to do them a little better or a little worse; but to do those things which at present are not done at all.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on words

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Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: the New Statesman and Nation, July 15, 1933

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on reward and taxes

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

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on exercise, history, influence, men, and socialism

Marxian Socialism must always remain a portent to the historians of opinion - how a doctrine so illogical and so dull can have exercised so powerful and enduring an influence over the minds of men, and, through them, the events of history.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

Source: The End of Laissez-Faire, 1925

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A Quote by John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton on bankers and problems

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem, but if you owe a million, it has.

John Maynard (1883 - 1946)

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