"Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren"

Title"Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren"
Year for Search1930
AuthorsKeynes, John Maynard(1883–1946)
Secondary TitleThe Nation and Athenaeum (London)
Volume / Edition48.2 - 3
Pagination36-37; 96-98
Date PublishedOctober 11 and 18, 1930
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Essay that argues that within a hundred years the fundamental economic problems could be solved, and a society based on leisure created. Speculates on what such a society would look like. Three-hour workday fifteen hours per week will suffice.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his Essays in Persuasion (London: Macmillan, 1931), 358-73; and in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren. Ed. Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008), 17-26.

Info Notes

First given as a talk in 1928 and then expanded and presented in Madrid in June 1930

A non-utopian collection inspired by the essay is Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, ed. In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013.

Author Note

(18831946)

Full Text

1930 Keynes, John Maynard (18831946). “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren.” The Nation and Athenaeum (London) 48.2 - 3 (October 11 - 18, 1930): 36-37, 96-98. Rpt. in his Essays in Persuasion (London: Macmillan, 1931), 358-73; and in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren. Ed. Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008), 17-26. First given as a talk in 1928 and then expanded and presented in Madrid in June 1930PSt

An essay that argues that within a hundred years the fundamental economic problems can be solved, and a society based on leisure created. Speculates very generally on what such a society would look like. Three-hour workday fifteen hours per week will suffice. A non-utopian collection inspired by the essay is Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, ed. In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013.