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Being gay and childless led economist John Maynard Keynes to push short-term-oriented economic policy, asserted British commentator Niall Ferguson over the weekend. After a Twitter spasm of ire, Ferguson apologized pretty thoroughly. For one thing, Keynes and his wife reportedly lost a child to miscarriage. For another thing, Keynes’ “in the long run, we’re all dead,” line doesn’t quite have...

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