Zach Carter on the Life and Legacy of John Maynard Keynes

Conversations with Tyler | 2 December 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zach Carter about his book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Discusses the Treaty of Versailles, how working in the India Office influenced Keynes’ economic thinking, the seemingly strange paradox of his “liberal imperialism,” the elusive central message of The General Theory, the true extent of Keynes’ interest in eugenics, why he had a conservative streak, whether Bretton Woods was doomed to fail, the Enlightenment intuitions behind early defences of the gold standard, and more.