John Maynard Keynes

November 29 2011

Image of John Maynard Keynes

Picture: National Portrait Gallery

Here in the UK, today will be a day of economic gloom, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer tells us how deep in the mire we really are. There will be plenty of talk of the economist John Maynard Keynes, as politicians blame each other for why we're in the soup. Too much austerity, or too little? Keynes would have said the former. So in case you're wondering what such a sensible fellow looked like, here he is, in a portrait at the National Portrait Gallery by Gwendolen Raverat.  

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