The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes

The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) is a book written and published by the British economist John Maynard Keynes.[1] After the First World War, Keynes attended the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 as a delegate of the British Treasury. In his book, he argued for a much more generous peace, not out of a desire for justice or fairness – these are aspects of the peace that Keynes does not deal with – but for the sake of the economic well-being of all of Europe, including the Allied Powers, which the Treaty of Versailles and its associated treaties would prevent. The book was a best-seller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the treaties were a "Carthaginian peace" designed to crush the defeated Central Powers, especially Germany. It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaties and against joining the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly was, in turn, a crucial factor in later public support for the appeasement of Hitler. The success of the book established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist, especially on the left. When Keynes was a key player in establishing the Bretton Woods system in 1944, he remembered the lessons from Versailles as well as the Great Depression. The Marshall Plan, which was promulgated to rebuild Europe after the Second World War, was similar to the system proposed by Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Peace.

The 1125th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The End of Laissez-Faire: The Economic Consequences of the Peace (Great Minds) Paperback 2314291 $13.13 $1.99 2004
A Revision of the Treaty: Being a Sequel to the Economic Consequences of the Peace [ 1922 ] Paperback 20194442 $23.99 2009
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Hardcover 1075662 $14.95 $20.60 2019
The Economic Consequences of Peace Kindle Edition 664757 2005
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Hardcover 2130528 $18.95 $25.77 2019
A Revision of the Treaty, Being a Sequel to The economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 18489474 $21.99 $47.12 2009
A Revision of the Treaty Paperback 9039412 $10.99 $14.18 2006
A Revision of the Treaty (The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 3) Hardcover 7632778 $53.29 $15.90
A Revision of the Treaty Kindle Edition 1915541 2017
A Revision of the Treaty Being a Sequel to the Economic Consequences of the Peace Hardcover 1781033 $8.00 $30.68 2016
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Kindle Edition 3069275 2013
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Kindle Edition 2677689 2017
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 5054881 $18.99 $3.48 2014
The Economic Consequences of the Peace - Classic Illustrated Edition Kindle Edition 291771 2014
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 2286018 $4.95 $2.81 2013
The End of Laissez-Faire: The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 1366746 $10.99 $6.89 2009
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Audio CD 3760489 $17.05 $46.41 2008
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 947736 $0.39 $2.00 2012
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Hardcover 622577 $19.99 $24.82 2018
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Kindle Edition 563662 2017
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 292065 $5.39 $5.96 2017
The Economic Consequences of Peace Paperback 1661760 $8.00 $5.49 2014
The Economic Consequences of Peace Kindle Edition 494147 2014
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 156278 $6.00 $5.71 2013
THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES VOLUME 2 THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE Hardcover 15723900 $42,895.85
The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes (Volume 2) Paperback 7858961 $20.15 $21.72 2012
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Kindle Edition 1198796 2017
Economic Consequences of the Peace: v. 2 (Collected works of Keynes) Hardcover 4115365 $109.66 $35.97 1971
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 4103853 $5.99 2015
The Means to Prosperity, the Great Slump of 1930, the Economic Consequences of the Peace Paperback 2876832 $9.99 $16.70 2012
The End of Laissez-Faire: The Economic Consequences of the Peace Audible Audiobook 152079 $17.95 2017
The Economic Consequences of the Peace Audible Audiobook 112103 $19.95 2018