|From Marketoracle.co.uk: John Maynard Keynes is one of the most influential and controversial economists in history. He warned of the huge burden war reparations placed on Germany and its allies after WW I. He played an integral role in establishing the post-WW II financial world.
His economic theories established the impetus for governments to spend like mad during downturns. He made, lost, and made back a massive fortune in the stock market. He counted Pablo Picasso and Virginia Wolf as friends..... Full Article: Source