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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Keynes \Keynes\ prop. n. John Maynard Keynes, the british economist (1883-1946) whose book "The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" (Macmillan, 1936) had a strong influence on views of the government's role in the economy through the 1970's. See Keynesian. Syn: John Maynard Keynes. [WordNet 1.5]