John Maynard Keynes once said that “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”

Today marks the 129th anniversary of Keynes’ birth. Below you can read a sampling of Mackinac Center commentary from years past about the damaging impact Keynes has had on America due to his advocacy of central planning and government spending and those who have been slaves to his ideas.

The Intoxicating Power of Ideas

Political Power, Central Planning & ‘Stimulus’ vs. the People

Socialist Think Tank an Oxymoron

The Government Bubble

The Truth About Sacred Lies

Inflation Is Still With Us

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