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The economic consequences of the peace 1919 is a book written and published by the british economist john maynard keynes after the first world war keynes attended the paris peace conference of 1919 as a delegate of the british treasuryin his book he argued for a much more generous peace not out of a desire for justice or fairness these are aspects of the peace that keynes does not . The decisions seemed charged with consequences to the future of human society yet the air whispered that the word was not flesh that it was futile insignificant of no effect dissociated from events and one felt most strongly the impression described by tolstoy in war and peace or by hardy in the dynasts of events marching on to their fated conclusion uninfluenced and unaffected by the . By john maynard keynes with an introduction by michael cox palgrave 1919 2019 a classic work is celebrating its centenary john maynard keynes released the economic consequences of the peace ecp his 60000 word denunciation of the versailles treaty which followed world war i on 12 december 1919. The economic consequences of the peace by john maynard keynes the writer of this book was temporarily attached to the british treasury during the war and was their official representative at the paris peace conference up to june 7 1919 he also sat as deputy for the chancellor of the exchequer on the supreme economic council. The economic consequences of the peace made keynes famous as an economist and was the source of the mainstream view after wwi that the treaty of versailles was a carthaginian peace unduly harsh towards germany