Sexraggande nationalekonom

Det ges tydligen utbildning numera i hur man raggar. Någon sådan verkar inte John Maynard Keynes, en av 1900-talets mest framstående nationalekonomer, ha behövt. Han var, åtminstone i sin ungdom, uppenbarligen framgångsrik på den s.k. köttmarknaden, vilket han dokumenterade i två dagböcker:

In earlier days, though, from 1901 to 1915 when he was mostly a 20-something, he cruised constantly and kept two sex diaries of his success. … Keynes obsessively counted and tabulated almost everything; it was a life-long habit. As a child, he counted the number of front steps of every house on his street. Later he kept a running record (not surprisingly) of his expenses and his golf scores. He also counted and tabulated his sex life. .. The first diary is easy: Keynes lists his sexual partners, either by their initials (GLS for Lytton Strachey, DG for Duncan Grant) or their nicknames (‘Tressider,’ for J. T. Sheppard, the King’s College Provost). … You might say that Keynes was at least as invested in the sex market as the stock market.

De kristna moralisterna darrar nog av upprördhet. Kanske även av Keynes moralsyn. Och då har vi inte ens kommit in på hans omstridda nationalekonomiska teser!