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Keynesian Theory in Neoclassical Economics

The story of the rise of Keynesian economics is fascinating. From the late 19th century onwards, neoclassical economics theory dominated the mainstream discourse of macro and microeconomics. Under the assumption that humans are rationale and their decisions are rooted in efforts to maximize the utility of their purchasing power, neoclassical economics theory stressed the importance of microeconomics influence on macro level markets. Heavily reliant on mathematical models and statistics, neoclassical economics theory asserted that a free market and a focus on individualistic methodology offered reliable foundations by which to navigate and forecast maximum utility in a marketplace. Yet, neoclassical economists’ belief in the fixed behaviors of individuals desire to maximize profit in their daily life has felt increased scrutiny as the global economy has shown itself to be more
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