The Time 100: John Maynard Keynes

Reich, Robert B. "The Time 100: John Maynard Keynes." Time. March 29, 1999.


He hardly seemed cut out to be a workingman’s revolutionary. A Cambridge University don with a flair for making money, a graduate of England’s exclusive Eton prep school, a collector of modern art, the darling of Virginia Woolf and her intellectually avant-garde Bloomsbury Group, the chairman of a life-insurance company, later a director of the Bank of England, married to a ballerina, John Maynard Keynes – tall, charming and self-confident – nonetheless transformed the dismal science into a revolutionary engine of social progress.