The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Read by Graham McMillan

(4.4 stars; 28 reviews)

The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was a best seller throughout the world, published by John Maynard Keynes. Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace with Germany. The book was critical in establishing a general worldwide opinion that the Versailles Treaty was a brutal and unfair peace towards Germany. It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaty and involvement in the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly in turn was a crucial factor in public support for appeasement. The success of the book established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist especially on the left. (Summary by Graham McMillan) (5 hr 41 min)


01 - Introductory 7:49 Read by Graham McMillan
02 - Europe Before the War 22:01 Read by Graham McMillan
03 - The Conference 36:08 Read by Graham McMillan
04 - The Treaty - part 1 31:06 Read by Graham McMillan
05 - The Treaty - part 2 30:57 Read by Graham McMillan
06 - Reparation - part 1 24:17 Read by Graham McMillan
07 - Reparation - part 2 38:59 Read by Graham McMillan
08 - Reparation - part 3 43:19 Read by Graham McMillan
09 - Reparation - part 4 21:03 Read by Graham McMillan
10 - Europe After the Treaty 30:31 Read by Graham McMillan
11 - Remedies - part 1 35:51 Read by Graham McMillan
12 - Remedies - part 2 19:17 Read by Graham McMillan


True Economic analysis

(5 stars)

Keynes has carefully analysed the European economies and considered their and their undivided ability to contribute to "feeding" Europ . France was obsessed with crippling Germany and hence destroying the ability of

(5 stars)

Good economics and political understanding, but he was too junior to be heard. In 1945 he was heard, and results were far better. Well read.

Stumble and Fall

(0.5 stars)

Keynesian planned market system are devoid of the basic principles of supply and demand, and are naively ignorant to basic human behavior. Keynes's incompetence ventures across the line of irresponsibility.