John Maynard Keynes

5 Jun 1883 // 21 Apr 1946

Professionals and speculators are not primarily concerned with making superior long-term forecasts but with foreseeing changes in the conventional basis of valuation a short time ahead of the general public.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money (1936)

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