• [T]he theory of output as a whole, which is what the following book purports to provide, is much more easily adapted to the conditions of a totalitarian state, than is the theory of production and distribution of a given output produced under the conditions of free competition and a large measure of laissez-faire.

    "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money". Book by John Maynard Keynes, Preface to the German Edition, February, 1936.