John Maynard Keynes

England
5 Jun 1883 // 21 Apr 1946
Economista

The ideas of economists and political philosophers...are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money (1936)

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