"The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty": First American Edition of the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century

  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

Item Number: 3686

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1936.

First American edition with the date of 1936 on the title page of the economist’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in the original price-clipped dust jacket which is in good condition showing some wear and tear.

The General Theory ranks with Smith’s Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus’ Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. The London Review of Books has grouped The General Theory "among the glories of modern publishing, edited with exemplary authority and lack of fuss." Many innovations of The General Theory remain central to modern macroeconomics. It was placed on Time's 2001 top one-hundred non-fiction books written in English since 1923.