Keynes, the economic colossus
Such was his intellectual dominance that he imagined and helped establish the institutions that are the bedrock of the global policy set-up
John Maynard Keynes was enraged. He had come second in the British Civil Service Examination. The rank was not a problem, for it was good enough to get him into the India Office in London, his preferred department, along with Her Majesty’s Treasury. It was his lower-than-expected performance in the papers on mathematics and economics—his two strengths—that really bothered him.
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