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Famously John Maynard Keynes (1923, p. 65) warned that the notions of a long run stable and harmonious equilibrium are a potentially misleading focus for analysis:
  1. “But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is long past the ocean is flat again.”
The work enigmatically alludes to the both short run tempest with demand and supply either seeking to break through (long run) or fading into the background (short-run). Simultaneously it references the water diamonds paradox raised by Adam Smith in his discussion of value. The incipient frame captures the importance of (historical) perspective.