The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes

This book is a critique of the Treaty of Versailles, written by a British economist who was part of the British delegation to the peace conference. The author argues that the harsh reparations and economic measures imposed on Germany after World War I were unfair and would lead to economic instability and another war. He suggests that a more just and economically sound approach would have been to rebuild Germany and integrate it into the global economy, rather than punishing it.

The 4812th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 81

Since this book was first published in 1919, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 81.0.

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