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Quotation by John Maynard Keynes
The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), British economist. Essays in Persuasion, ch. 2 (1931).
Keynes attributed this view to Lenin (also referred to in Economic Consequences of the Peace, ch. 6, 1919), though the words have never been found in Lenin's writings.
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