Chacun a son goût

7 August, 2012 at 12:00 | Posted in Economics, Varia | Leave a comment

He played like a speculator, preferring a spectacular play to a sound contract, and solitaire like a statistician, noting how long it took for the game to come out twice running. And he once claimed that he had but one regret in life – he wished he had drunk more champagne.

His name was John Maynard Keynes … [H]is father was John Neville Keynes, a well-known economist of his own. But it took more than the ordinary gifts of heritage to account for the son; it was as if the talents that would have sufficed half a dozen men were happy accident crowded into one person.

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