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Keynes: socialist, liberal or conservative? — Michael Roberts

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Interesting post. Michael Roberts argues that Keynes was all three–socialist, liberal and conservative at different times. But owing to his social status, Keynes was fundamentally a British upper-class conservative, or in Marxian terminology, a "bourgeois liberal." However, he was not hidebound and also had a sense of reality that made him open to accommodate changing circumstances.Michael Roberts BlogKeynes: socialist, liberal or conservative? Michael RobertsSee alsoThe Political Economy of DevelopmentKeynes against capitalismNick Johnson

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Interesting post. Michael Roberts argues that Keynes was all three–socialist, liberal and conservative at different times. But owing to his social status, Keynes was fundamentally a British upper-class conservative, or in Marxian terminology, a "bourgeois liberal." However, he was not hidebound and also had a sense of reality that made him open to accommodate changing circumstances.

Michael Roberts Blog
Keynes: socialist, liberal or conservative?
Michael Roberts

See also

The Political Economy of Development
Keynes against capitalism
Nick Johnson

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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