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Keynesian economics

Economics

economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes the economic teachings and doctrines associated with John Maynard Keynes, a British economist who lived from 1883 to 1946. He is best known for his theories regarding macroeconomics. He believed that in a recession, the only way to reduce unemployment and improve the economy was for the government to increase spending, even if it meant running a deficit, and to reduce interest rates to encourage borrowing.

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