Was Keynes a Liberal?
By Ralph Raico
If genuine liberalism relies on free markets and civil society to solve economic and social problems, then the Keynesian Revolution signaled its abandonment. Why, then, do many historians consider John Maynard Keynesa neomercantilist and welfare statistto have been a great liberal in the tradition of Locke, Smith, and Jefferson?
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