"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.
Keynes, John Maynard. [J.M.].$2,500.00
Item Number: 4247
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1936.
First American edition with the date of 1936 on the title page of the economist’s masterpiece, generally regarded as the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the crown of the spine and overall wear. Uncommon in this condition.
The General Theory ranks with Smiths 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.