Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury, Harry Dexter White (left) and John Maynard Keynes, honorary advisor to the U.K. Treasury at the inaugural meeting of the International Monetary Fund's Board of Governors in Savannah, Georgia, U.S., March 8, 1946.
Better Know John Maynard Keynes, the Economist Who Charted a New Path for International Cooperation
John Maynard Keynes died 74 years ago, but his ideas are surprisingly relevant to understanding the world today. Though primarily known for his pioneering economic ideas, a new biography shows Keynes’ profound influence on international relations — an influence that can be felt to this day.
The book is as much of a biography of Keynes as it is an economic history of Europe and the United States, and a study of relations between big global powers over the last 100 years.
Keynes was a key driver behind the Bretton Woods Conference which lead to the creation of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and more broadly he developed some powerful ideas about how a stable domestic economies could lead to global peace and prosperity.