Via Economic Policy Journal

John Maynard Keynes

During a recent interview with Tyler Cowen, Zachary Carter, author of The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes played down the idea that Keynes was a serious eugenicist. 

In a Twitter stream, Phil Magness set the record straight:

As a further note, here is Keynes writing about Jews in a paper while a student at Eton entitled: “The Difference between East and West: Will they ever disappear? (COLLECTED WORKS 1900:20).:

 [Jews] have in them deep-rooted instincts that are antagonistic and therefore repulsive to the European, and their presence among us is a living example of the insurmountable difficulties that exist in merging race characteristics, in making cats love dogs …

It is not agreeable to see civilization so under the ugly thumbs of its impure Jews who have all the money and the power and brains.

 –RW

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