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.

Zachary Carter is Senior Reporter with HuffPost and author of the new book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. 

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.

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