Throughout the 1920s, Keynes remained active in public policy debates,channeled mainly through his numerous articles in the ,a Liberal-Labour weekly magazine which he helped purchase in 1923 (it wasabsorbed by the in 1931). The best of Keynes publicpolicy writings was collected in his Essays in Persuasion (1931). He was on theforefront of the battle against returning Britain to the gold standard on a pre-war parity(e.g. 1925). This led him to author two famous pieces in condemnation of laissez-faireeconomic policy (1925,1926). In 1929, he wrote an election pamphlet with Hubert D. advocating the use of public worksto reduce unemployment and condemning the Treasury's fear of "budget deficits". In 1929, he also entered into a small debate with Bertil and Jacques on German reparationsproblem. He also found time to marry the Russian ballerina, Lydia Lopokova in 1925.
"But to-day we have involved ourselves in a colossal muddle, having blundered in the control of a delicate machine, the working of which we do not understand. The result is that our possibilities of wealth may run to waste for a time - perhaps for a long time." - Essays in Persuasion, 1930.
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