Using your own words, outline Keynes’ theory of unstable private investment spending and the multiplier. Explain how this provides a foundation for Keynes explanation of the Great Depression. Use as your main references Heilbroner (1997), Keynes (2007) and Sheehan (2013).
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Do not exceed the word limit of 1750 words for each essay. Remember footnotes do NOT count towards the word limit. So in the final editing process you must decide if materials included in the main body of the work can instead feature in footnotes.
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