Dinsdag quote

Dear Mr. Brailsford,
Very many thanks for sending me your book. I have read it, as I do everything you write, with a good deal of pleasure. Partly I agree with it, but partly I am still confused in my own mind. At present I am busy on a technical treatise about the theory of money and credit. Once I am through with this I want to give myself up to getting quite clear in my own mind as to where I stand in relation to the ideal future of society. At present, my feeling is that this has to be attacked in the first instance from the ethical side rather than from the standpoint of technical economic efficiency. What we need is a form of society which shall be ethically tolerable and economically not intolerable. My opinions on a good many matters are shifting, but I do not yet clearly see where I am being led to. When it comes to politics, I hate trade unions.

John Maynard Keynes (1925). Brief aan Henry Noel Brailsford, geciteerd in Zachary Carter (2020). The Price of Peace. Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, p 148.

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