John Maynard Keynes – The Importance of Money
“The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future”
– John Maynard Keynes
Whether it’s in the global economy or in trying to fulfil one’s personal goals, money counts for a lot. A winning lottery ticket can lift someone out of destitution; a sudden discovery of a valuable natural resource can help save a country’s economy and the citizens within. Economist and champion of the free market, John Maynard Keynes, knew this better than almost anybody, having advised the British government through both World Wars and the Great Depression. He was trying to help keep the economy afloat, in order to preserve the dream of a peaceful post-war period. This was, what he believed, the unique function of money: as a way to carry us from where we are and where we are destined to go.