How to Pay for the War

A Radical Plan for the Chancellor of the Exchequer


J M Keynes


Macmillan, London, 1940
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback, in paper covered boards with printed titling. 19 × 12.5cm, vii + 88pp.

John Maynard Keynes' book describes a macroeconomic strategy of how Britain, a nation with a population at the time of 40 million people, could conduct a long war against Germany, a nation of 80 million. At the time of publication, neither the United States nor the Soviet Union were at war with either Germany or Japan. As a result, the first step for Britain to effectively conduct a war against Germany was to mobilize all its resources for production. The first two chapters of How to Pay for the War, are an argument for the need for full employment and chapter 3, Our Output Capacity and The National Income, is a manual to achieve full employment.


This copy is in good condition for age. There is tanning to the spine and some surface abrasion and rippling to the rear cover but the contents are in good, strong readable condition.

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