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Keynesian

[ keyn-zee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the economic theories, doctrines, or policies of Keynes or his followers, especially the policy of maintaining high employment and controlling inflation by varying the interest rates, tax rates, and public expenditure.


noun

  1. a person who maintains or supports the theories, doctrines, or policies of Keynes.

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Other Words From

  • Keynes·i·an·ism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Keynesian1

First recorded in 1935–40; Keynes + -ian

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Example Sentences

But both built up massive deficits, more massive than any Keynesian.

And have not Medicare and Medicaid, the later children of the Keynesian New Deal, done the same?

In other words, neither Keynesian stimulus nor expansionary monetary policy are long term solutions.

Neither the Keynesian view of the 1930s nor the Reaganite view of the 1980s is relevant today.

In the Keynesian model, higher taxes are inherently anti-inflationary because they reduce purchasing power.

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