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The U.S. never fully recovered from the Great Depression until the government employed the use of Keynes Economics. John Maynard Keynes was a British economist whose ideas and theories have greatly influenced the practice of modern economics as well as the economic policies of governments worldwide. He believed that in times when the economy slowed down or encountered declines, people would not spend as much money and therefore the economy would steadily decline until a depression occurred. He proposed that if the government injected money into the economy, it would help stimulate consumers to purchase more and firms would produce more as a result, in a continuous cycle. This cycle is called the multiplier effect. Keynes ideas have resonated throughout the economic world and are still being put into practice in today’s economy.
Keynes asserted that because the private sector is unpredictable, it may have a negative impact on the economy, and thus government interference is necessary to raise the GDP. He believed this is done by inserting money into the economy or investing. Many e…