First edition in dust-jacket of the most important and influential work of economics of modern times. Published in the middle of the great economic depression of the 1930s, Keynes's major theoretical work offered a new and radical analysis of economic instability. Its ideas reverberate to this day, and have recently been newly appraised and valued by economists, social scientists and other thinkers assessing the banking crash and world recession of 2008 onwards.
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