The Anti-Semitism of Some Eminent Economists

  title={The Anti-Semitism of Some Eminent Economists},
  author={M. Reder},
  journal={History of Political Economy},
  pages={833 - 856}
  • M. Reder
  • Published 2000
  • Philosophy
  • History of Political Economy
In a review of recent biographies of John Maynard Keynes, Mark Blaug (1994, 1213) speaks of “his (Keynes’s) mild anti-Semitism, so typical of educated people in the interwar years.” While mildness is a matter of taste, that “anti-Semitism [was] typical of educated people in the interwar years” is a proposition that merits some examination. The first part of this article presents some evidence relevant to judging both the mildness of the sentiments and their etiology. The second part contrasts… Expand
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