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Keynesian (comparative more Keynesian, superlative most Keynesian)

  1. (economics) Of or pertaining to an economic theory based on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, as put forward in his book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936 in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, and extensively extended by a large body of followers before and after his death in 1946.
    Hypernym: capitalist
    • 2020 May 27, Matthew Boesler; Reade Pickert, “Salaries Get Chopped for Many Americans Who Manage to Keep Jobs”, in Bloomberg News[1]:
      That’s why supply and demand get out of balance in a slump, according to the so-called New Keynesian model that Fed officials and other policy makers lean on.

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Keynesian (plural Keynesians)

  1. (economics) A proponent of Keynesian economic doctrine.
    Hypernym: capitalist
    • 2010, Paul Joseph Watson, Iran To Dump 45 Billion Euros For Gold Bullion & Dollars:
      Sinking to as low as $1.2111 yesterday, the euro staged a rapid and dramatic recovery against the dollar, soaring back to 1.2339, an intraday move of 250 pips and a transparent intervention that had “all the grace of a drunk Keynesian at an Austrian economists meeting,” reports Zero Hedge.