from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Keynes, John Maynard. First Baron of Tilton. 1883-1946. British economist who proposed that high unemployment, being a result of insufficient consumer spending, could be relieved by government-sponsored programs. He also advocated deficit spending by governments to stimulate ecomomic activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname.
  • proper n. John Maynard Keynes, English economist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. John Maynard Keynes, the british economist (1883-1946) whose book “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money” (Macmillan, 1936) had a strong influence on views of the government's role in the economy through the 1970's. See Keynesian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)


Alteration of Anglo-Norman Kahaignae, Chaiines ("Cahagnes, now a commune in Normandy") (Wiktionary)



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