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He never sat an examination in economics: his knowledge came from pondering problems and discussing them as much as from book-learning.
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Rules, whether they govern sexual morality or financial probity, regardless of whether they are justifiable or undesirable, always provoke bold recalcitrants to devise clever, defiant ways to breach them.

— Richard Davenport-Hines

Ritzonia" was the epithet coined by Bernard Bernson, who sold Italian pictures to American millionaires, to describe the unreal, mortifying sameness of their luxury. "Ritzonia," he wrote in 1909, "carries its inmates like a wishing carpet from place to place, the same people, the same meals, the same music. Within its walls you might be at Peking or Prague or Paris or London and you would never know where.

— Richard Davenport-Hines

The science of public happiness was how Keynes saw his work as an economist.

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At present", Keynes said in 1926, "everything is politics, and nothing policies.

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