John Maynard Keynes

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  • Harvard professor sorry for saying Keynes' economic philosophy molded by gay love life

    Niall Ferguson, a Harvard history professor and author, is apologizing for saying economist John Maynard Keynes didn't care about the future because he was gay and had no children.

  • Illustration: Obamacarter by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Beyond waste and fraud

    Democrats are united in their fiscal message. Throughout the "cliff" negotiations and again with the pending debt-ceiling debate, their argument has rested on a single, flimsy premise: Cutting government spending would push the economy into recession.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Clash of Economic Ideas'

    The clash of economic ideas perhaps has never been this bitter. The possible breakup of the eurozone may bring Europe into uncharted waters, but the debate over the future of the Continent is shaped by ideas that are at least a century old: restraint in public finance versus economic stimulus.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Money in a Free Society'

    In early 2009, two of President Obama's economic advisers predicted that a stimulus package could keep American unemployment below 8 percent. Needless to say, that hasn't panned out. There's now a bipartisan consensus that the administration's stimulus efforts didn't work.

  • Illustration: Treasure map by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    WHALEN: And now a word from a job creator …

    As a job-creating entrepreneur out here in the hinterlands, I am amazed at the Keynesian priests in Washington calling for more stimulus fueled by debt.

  • A passenger at Palm Beach International Airport is patted down by a TSA worker on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Security lines moved quickly the day before Thanksgiving. (Associated Press)

    TYRRELL: I was wrong

    "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" So said John Maynard Keynes when a dearly held belief of his was confronted by new facts. He changed his mind and was not ashamed. I am an extreme empiricist. Show me the facts, and I shall make up my mind. Show me the new facts, and I shall change my mind.

  • **FILE** President Barack Obama (Associated Press)

    SANDERS: Rescuing Obama

    Ultimately, when VIPs go home and the November election dust settles, the Obama administration could face stark, bilateral decisions on international fiscal and monetary policies as the economy continues to sputter.

  • John Maynard Keynes (Associated Press)

    YOUNG: Killing Keynesianism?

    Is the recession's great irony that government spending killed Keynesianism? With economists, bankers and investors perplexed over the economy's continued funk, we cannot be blamed for looking in odd places for answers. Could it possibly be that continuously increasing spending over eight decades has left little ability for government spending to affect the economy?

  • BOOKS: 'Keynes: Return of the Master'

    So the question is: W.W.J.M.K.D? "What Would John Maynard Keynes Do?"

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