Keynes pp 147-163 | Cite as


  • D. E. Moggridge


Looking back over the career and work of Keynes, several elements of possible concluding sections for this book continually spring into one’s mind. However, the man himself, not to mention his influence, invariably eludes simple categories and forms of organization with his many-sidedness, his insistence on being ‘just ‘Keynes’. In the end, one is tempted to give up and echo the final line of Austin Robinson’s contribution to the art of short biography, which stands favourable comparison with many of Keynes’s forays into the field, ‘Maynard Keynes was utterly unique’.


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    Pigou, ‘The Economist’, p. 22. For Pigou’s moving 1949 reassessment of the General Theory, see Keynes’s ‘General Theory’: A Retrospective View, (London, 1950).Google Scholar
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    Comment in discussion at the First Keynes Seminar at Keynes College, University of Kent, appearing in D. E. Moggridge (ed.), Keynes: Aspects of the Man and his Work, (London, 1974), pp. 99–100.Google Scholar
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    P. A. Samuelson, ‘The General Theory’, Econometrica, July 1946.Google Scholar

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