Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1414044
 
 

References (30)



 
 

Citations (1)



 


 



Keynes and Capitalism


Roger Backhouse


University of Birmingham - Department of Economics

Bradley William Bateman


Denison University

May 2009

History of Political Economy, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
Keynes’s thoughts on capitalism are analysed by focusing on what he wrote on the topic, using the Collected Writings, taken as a whole, together with some unpublished material to tackle three issues: what Keynes meant by capitalism; the fragility of capitalism; and the morality of capitalism. In doing this, we are juxtaposing materials written at different stages of his career. Whilst the context and the theoretical framework within which Keynes developed his economic thinking changed substantially, our argument is that beneath these many changes in his circumstances and analytical frame lay a remarkably consistent attitude towards capitalism, in which morality was central. This view of capitalism is linked with the personal values that animated his life, especially the values that he shared with the other members of Bloomsbury.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: J. M. Keynes, capitalism, political economy

JEL Classification: B22, B31, E12, P10, P26

Accepted Paper Series





Download This Paper

Date posted: June 4, 2009  

Suggested Citation

Backhouse, Roger and Bateman, Bradley William, Keynes and Capitalism (May 2009). History of Political Economy, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1414044

Contact Information

Roger Backhouse
University of Birmingham - Department of Economics ( email )
Economics Department
Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Bradley William Bateman (Contact Author)
Denison University ( email )
Granville, OH 43023
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,149
Downloads: 313
Download Rank: 55,187
References:  30
Citations:  1

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo5 in 0.672 seconds