Dec 09, 2022
The Economic Consequences of the Peace
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  • Title: The Economic Consequences of the Peace
  • Author: John Maynard Keynes
  • ISBN: 9781426489099
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau

It is downright scary how accurate JMK was when he predicted that harsh economic sanctions would lead Germany down the path to extremismother book that should be read by elected officials.


Hadrian

Needed to get acquainted with Keynes, so I m starting at the beginning.This is one of those classics which have permeated modern thought so thoroughly that you feel as though you ve read it already The Treaty of Versailles was Bad It focused too much on Reparations and Economic Sanctions and the Guilt Clause Germany had to pay for all of the costs of the rest of the central powers The conditions imposed by the victors, this Carthaginian Peace, were incredibly dangerous Keynes feared further mas [...]


Andreas

Before I started reading the General Theory, I thought it useful to get acquainted with Keynes style of writing with this book, the readability of which was assured to me in Ahamed s Lords of Finance.Keynes writes in a somewhat archaic fashion, which shouldn t surprise you might want to check out a Youtube film in which he applauds the abandoning of the Gold Standard, Keynes could feature in any Downton Abbey episode But the book is no difficult read, especially if you are a little familiar with [...]


Jonathan

I can t speak to the merits of Keynes economic analysis or his evaluation of the post world war international situation, even to compare it to subsequent historical events That said, he returns again and again to the principle that states with industrialized economies are interconnected and fragile, and that wealth is contingent on the ability of each to exchange goods efficiently with each this is surely right at the levels discussed here, and a powerful lament about the waste of total war The [...]


Matt

Keynes wrote this book in 1919, after having served as a delegate at the Versailles conference The pre war situationA major theme of the book is the stability in Europe being in fact threatened by the final settlement Contrasting the political climate of Europe with the one in England, Keynes says But perhaps it is only in England and America that it is possible to be so unconscious In continental Europe the earth heaves and no one but is aware of the rumblings.He then goes on to describe the in [...]


Peter Mcloughlin

Keynes understood the saddling Germany with crippling debt would destabilize its economy and stir up a lot of political ire of ordinary Germans and no good would come from it He didn t know it would lead to the next world war but anybody looking at Versailles Treaty could see that it was not going to lead to a stable postwar settlement Political actors, as usual, were not looking at the long or even medium range consequences of their policies We can look back at their folly and shake our heads b [...]


Graham Tapper

John Maynard Keynes is nowadays recognised as one of the greatest economists in history But, his greatest assessment, that of the consequences of the peace settlement imposed in Europe and in particular upon the defeated nations, primarily Germany, at the conclusion of the First World War was, at the time, largely ignored.The Peace of Paris was an attempt by the victorious nations, led by France, to extract reparation from the defeated nations, mainly Germany, for the total cost of the war There [...]


Guido Profitos

Ya conociendo el desenlace de la historia, al leer este libro que trata principalmente sobre el Tratado de Versalles y en general sobre la posguerra de la Primera Guerra Mundial y del porvenir de Europa, uno no deja de vislumbrar c mo las decisiones mal encaminadas que se tomaron en a posguerra y en este tratado en particular fueron el claro germen de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y por ende de todo lo que sigui a ella La impotencia, la desesperaci n, y sobre todo la incomprensi n, llev a que las de [...]


Fredric Dennis

While Keynes is generally recognized as one of the greatest economists, this book from 1920 shows just how perceptive his observation and thinking were The book tells us than we might want to know about the destructive and vindictive peace that was forced on Germany at the end of the Great War, going into detail about why Germany would have just cause for wanting to go to war with France less than twenty years later.I especially liked Keynes candid observations of Wilson as not so bright, of a [...]


Allan

An eloquent book toof not only Economics, but compassion The aftermath of world war one led the victorious countries to demand of Germany Reparations which were not only impossible to fulfill but ultimately would prevent the Global economy from recovering any time soon Keynes proposed a realistic and compassionate solution to the aftermath of world war one which would have fed the global economies, and ultimately allowed Germany to recover sufficiently to pay a significant amount to the victors [...]


Ethan Mckenzie

Very interesting and helpful to anyone trying to understand the fundamental connection between the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and the resultant second world war It also gives insight into one of the most influential economists of the modern age always useful His thoughts, perhaps unsurprisingly, seem mostly to have been misinterpreted or watered down which is both unsurprising, and probably why it seems like most people today have a low opinion of Keynes.


Fidel Morla

Good book.This interesting one is about the European economy after WW1 It helps you to understand some shoulds , coulds and woulds in the aftermath of the WW.


Patrick

Keynes, pedantic prognosticatorJDN 2456589 PDT 15 46A review of The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes.The bad news Most of the book is spectacularly boring to read, as Keynes deluges us with economic figures I m an aspiring economist, and even my eyes began to glaze over Chapters IV, V, and VI can be safely skipped entirely One interesting thing about the figures is how small they seem he recommends reparation funds of only 5 billion and thinks even this may be too high w [...]


Will

What an extraordinary episode in the economic progress of man that age was which came to an end in August 1914 The greater part of the population, it is true, worked hard and lived at a low standard of comfort, yet were, to all appearances, reasonably contented with this lot But escape was possible, for any man of capacity or character at all exceeding the average, into the middle and upper classes, for whom life offered, at a low cost and with the least trouble, conveniences, comforts, and amen [...]


Lindsey

It was interesting to read a contemporary account of the Treaty of Versailles and to see how Keynes was able to foretell that the injust peace inflicted by the treaty on Germany would create an atmosphere amenable to intolerable reactionary philosophies formed by whatever instruction of hope, illusion, or revenge is carried to him on the air Keynes saw that the punitive measures in the treaty would impoverish the German people to a point beyond endurance, where they could be carried by ideologue [...]


David Jenkins

Keynes is in the popular mind most known as an advocate of heavy government spending, or pump priming, to stimulate a weak economy and thus a partisan of continuing government deficits This is something of an oversimplification he in fact favored balanced budgets, with surpluses generated in times of prosperity used to stimulate the economy in recessions As it happened, he wrote his most famous book, General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when [...]


Lily Summers

I enjoyed this book John Maynard Keynes eloquently explains beautifully why Germany cannot pay for the reparation and the demands inflicted upon them by the allies The reasoning behind Wilson Vague, nebulous 14 points , Clemenceau Revanche and Lloyd George Politics in winning the 1918 GE and their motive in the negotiations in Paris John Maynard Keynes also suggests amendments to the Treaty of Versallies to ensure that yes, Germany can pay some reparations 10bn , but it s done in a way that they [...]


Jackson Cyril

Most of us are familiar with Lord Keynes polemic against the Carthaginian peace of Versailles Indeed much of the work is Keynes examination of the Versailles treaty and his conclusion that the peace would only lead to trouble Never in the lifetime of men now living has the universal element in the soul of man burnt so dimly But the initial chapters of the book are dedicated to a psychological examination of the four men who were the arbiters of peace and ends with an old fashioned dress down of [...]


Will

While the language can make it difficult to get through, this is a great period piece describing the brutal realities of the Treaty of Versailles, and its eventual economic consequences The book makes a great case against sanctions of all sorts, with regard to both the internal misery inflicted upon the peoples of the country in question, but also how that misery may spill over and bring, at times, violent externalities to neighboring countries.


Sarah

This book offered a poignant analysis of the economic consequences of the agreements in the Treaty of Versailles, and surrounding events Keynes s insights are both fascinating and enlightening The explication of the inextricable links between nations, economies, trades, war reparations, power struggles, and leverages is gourmet food for thought, reminding readers that no events exist in silos apart from their historical contexts and players.


Iamreddave

The Versailles Treaty was bad here is why as seen in 1919The book is free on gutenberg and theres a good free reading at librivox the economic conI underlined sections in this book than any book I can remember With Brexit, Bank Bailouts and walls on the Mexican border unwise treaties are making a comeback.


Not-otter Otter

The purpose of this book is to explain Wilhelmine Germany s economic condition in 1919, in order to explain the consequences of the peace imposed onto the defeated Germany.The author explains this lucidly with a mass of statistics large enough to be comprehensive, yet compact enough to be comprehensible.


Gerry

And now we know why Mr Keynes was against the Treaty of Versailles, why he left, and most importantly why we all had to fight a Second World War Simply a fascinating read and pieced brilliantly together for an easy to read form for 95% of the population anywhere.


Joshua

There are few books that can cause a person to rethink how they view the world For me, this was one of those books The connection Keynes makes between the Treaty of Versailles and the rise of Hitler is very eye opening to the long term effects of economic oppression.


Frank Stein

This is an odd and perplexing book, occasionally brilliant, often dull, rarely without merit It s partially John Maynard Keynes s cri de coeur about the ravished state of Europe after the First World War, and even at the negotiations at Paris which tried to enforce what Keynes called a Carthigian Peace Keynes is not coy about pointing fingers here, often accompanied by operatic language Of the reparations conference at which he participated he wrote, Paris was a nightmare, and every one there [...]


Tejas

Keynes in 1920, presents to us the unfairness and evils of the Treaty of Versailles His argument is that in a post war Europe, the sanctions issued on Germany were to be responsible for the deprivation of Europe as a whole The weakening of the Central European empires in Keynes view would be a mistake for the political stability of Europe.In his own words, The policy of reducing Germany to servitude for a generation, of degrading the lives of millions of human beings, and of depriving a whole na [...]


David Lowther

Books by Keynes are much easier to follow and understand than books about him This book is his comment on the Treaty of Versailles, written in the autumn of 1919, just a couple of months after it was signed.His chief focus is, as the title suggests, the economic consequences, especially the determination to make Germany pay for the cost of the war Expecting Germany to pay beyond their means will have catastrophic consequences If we aim deliberately at the impoverishment of Central Europe, vengea [...]


Ludovica

Ho letto questo libro per motivi di studio tra una lunga rosa di titoli, ho pensato che fare la conoscenza da pi vicino di uno dei pensatori pi influenti del secolo scorso potesse essere molto interessante le mie aspettative non sono state tradite dalle parole di Keynes traspare l anima del suo tempo storico, e si intravede il lume della sua intelligenza, che anche a distanza di quasi un secolo continua a stupire per lucidit e apertura.L opera in s un saggio in cui l autore discute in maniera ef [...]


Anirudh Sankar

Document mi a pree Top 3 riveting enlightening aspects 1 Georges Clemenceau s rage and pessimistic worldview He had one illusion France and one disillusion mankind, including Frenchmen, and his colleagues not least His principles for the peace can be expressed simply In the first place, he was a foremost believer in the view of German psychology that the German understands and can understand nothing but intimidation, that he is without generosity or remorse in negotiation, that there is no advan [...]


Peter

John Maynard Keynes rhymes with Rains was arguably the most influential economist of the first half of the twentieth century, a man who changed the way economists looked at the economy But this pamphlet is by the young Keynes, age 36, before he reached his prominence in macroeconomics The Economic Consequences of the Peace 1920 was written after his attendance at the six month Paris Peace Conference it was an early contributor to the view that the 1919 Treaty of Versailles was the opening gun in [...]



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