John Maynard Keynes’ “General Theory” Eighty Years Later

Authored by Antonius Aquinas,
To the economic and political detriment of the Western world and those economies beyond which have adopted its precepts, 2016 marks the eightieth anniversary of the publication of one of, if not, the most influential economics books ever penned, John Maynard Keynes’ The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Sadly, even to this day, despite its thorough refutation by lights such as Henry Hazlitt and other eminent scholars, The General Theory, which spawned ‘Keynesianism’ and its later variants, remains supreme in academics, financial markets, and public policy.
Despite its outlandish theoretical flaws and nonsensical economic jargon and the catastrophic empirical evidence of its failure to prevent financial downturns or ‘stimulate’ sustainable growth, Keynesianism remains the ruling paradigm of economic thought.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 3, 2016.