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The Stranger from Poland

The Stranger from Poland Ashok Mitra The Economics of Michal Kalecki by Malcolm C Sawyer; Macmillan, 1985; price not stated.
IT is tittle-tattle of a sociological genre, and perhaps deserving of only some marginal attention: the English upper class occasionally prevaricate, but do they cheat too? Michal Kalecki had mailed to John Maynard Keynes, some time in 1933, a German translation of his paper in Polish, Proba Teorii Koniunktury, The paper presented the frame of a dynamic macro-economics which in its essentials anticipated the broad features of Keynes' "General Theory". Keynes promptly returned the paper, along with a short note stating that, sorry, he did not read any German. This, of course, was a devastating untruth. Keynes was the author of "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" and one of the principal behind-the- scene-negotiators on behalf of the British government at Versailles; his knowledge of German was impeccable.

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