The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by renowned economist John Maynard Keynes is a powerful academic work. No easy read and in parts a real struggle. But if you have the time and patience and wish to dig deep into the history of the devastating income inequality that is crippling America today you will find Keynes rewarding you with some answers. His concerns and predictions of unbridled capitalism formed before, during and after the Great Depression hit the target’s bullseye. Keynes’ forward thinking correctly predicted that run-away Laissez-faire capitalism, without enlightened government intervention, would create unsustainable income inequality. Many of the 21st Century’s leading economists believe we have arrived at that juncture.
The subject of income in-equality is deeply rooted in America’s social structure. It will become even more so as the nation deals with racial injustice, poverty, health care, housing and global warming. The beauty of The General Theory is that it treats the subject absent of polemics.
Appropriately, The General Theory is one of Prometheus Books Great Minds Series.
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