Keynes pp 25-45 | Cite as

The Economist

  • D. E. Moggridge


Before examining the development of Keynes’s economic ideas between the time of his return to Cambridge and his death, one should try to get inside the man and the mind behind the ideas in question—one must become aware of his habits of thought, his methods of working, his views as to the nature of economic enquiry and the like. Fortunately, although Keynes did not leave behind an autobiography or a treatise on the nature of economic enquiry, his drafts, correspondence, comments on the work of others and asides provide one with enough clues to begin to catch the flavour of the economist.


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