[Marxism] Marx and Keynes in Berlin | Michael Roberts Blog

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat May 5 05:51:32 MDT 2018

Keynes saw all his policies as designed to save capitalism from itself 
and to avoid the dreaded alternative of socialism.  “For the most part, 
I think that Capitalism, wisely managed, can probably be made more 
efficient for attaining economic ends than any alternative system yet in 
sight, but that in itself it is in many ways extremely objectionable. 
Our problem is to work out a social organisation which shall be as 
efficient as possible without offending our notions of a satisfactory 
way of life.”  So “the class war will find me on the side of the 
educated bourgeoisie.”  Fear of revolution was central to Keynes’ 
policies.  I don’t need to explain that Marx did not see this way at all.


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