Keynes: The Second Coming?
This article outlines principles of a modernised macroeconomic framework, drawing on John Maynard Keynes. It explores the historical context in which Keynes’ economic theory arose, and the history of its application and subsequent replacement by neoclassical economics. The article argues that any updated Keynesian programme must address three new problems: globalization, wealth inequality and climate change. It sketches out the ways in which these might be addressed.
Key words: Keynes, Neoclassical economics, Macroeconomic policy, Unemployment.
JEL: E12, E24, E5, E6.