The Keynes Solution

Author: Paul Davidson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230101012
Format: PDF
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Today's financial crisis has led to a widespread lack of confidence in the laissez faire style of economic policy. In The Keynes Solution author Paul Davidson provides insights into how we got into the crisis—but more importantly how to use Keynes economic philosophy to get out of this mess. John Maynard Keynes was committed to making the market economy work—but our current system has been a dismal failure. Keynes advocated for an interventionalist government role, in cooperation with private initiative, to mitigate the adverse effects of recessions, depressions and booms. His economic policy helped the world out of the great depression and was an important influencer in the thinking behind FDR's new deal policies. In this book Keynesian expert Davidson makes recommendations and details plans for spending, monetary policy, financial market rules and regulation, and wages—all to reverse the effects of our past policies. Keynes renewed influence can be seen everywhere: in Barack Obama's planned stimulus package, for example—and this book explains the basic tenant of Keynesian economics as well as applied solutions to today's critical situation.

Who s Afraid of John Maynard Keynes

Author: Paul Davidson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319645048
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a book with many benefits. Davidson explains the importance of the market economy, and unveils how and why global financial crises occur when the liquidity of financial assets traded in the market, suddenly collapse. 70 years after Keynes’ death, in another era of financial crisis and economic slump, Keynes’ ideas have made a comeback within economic circles. Yet these ideas are not represented in contemporary government policy decisions. This book explains why Keynes’ ideas need to be used by political parties in order to restore global prosperity and close the gap between income and wealth inequality. This book will is essential reading for researchers, practitioners, students and the wider public interested in an economic understanding of today's global economic problems.

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Author: Tim Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783865814142
Format: PDF
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Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.

Handelt jetzt

Author: Heiner Flassbeck
Publisher: Westend Verlag
ISBN: 3864895359
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die internationale Wirtschaftspolitik kann man mit Fug und Recht als Debakel bezeichnen. Nur eine wirklich radikale Änderung in der nationalen und in der internationalen wirtschaftspolitischen Ausrichtung kann ein globales Desaster noch verhindern und das Aufkommen extremistischer Parteien stoppen - ein Aufruf weltweit bekannter und anerkannter Ökonomen. Das Wort Krise suggeriert, dass es sich bei den weltweiten Verwerfungen, denen wir seit einiger Zeit ausgesetzt sind, um eine Art Naturereignis handelt, das über uns gekommen ist. Dabei ist das Versagen der politischen Klasse und der sogenannten wirtschaftlichen Eliten Schuld an der Misere, unter der weite Teile der Weltbevölkerung leiden. Gleichzeitig aber verzweifeln überall Menschen daran, dass die Politik der Finanzindustrie keinen Einhalt gebietet. Und so sorgen Banken weiterhin für eine massive Umverteilung zugunsten der Reichen. Fünf der weltweit wichtigsten Ökonomen fordern mit ihrem Manifest eine internationale Zusammenarbeit ein, die für die Teilhabe aller Menschen am Fortschritt sorgt und die strikt am Allgemeinwohl ausgerichtet ist. Eine Neuordnung der Prioritäten in der Wirtschaftspolitik steht dabei ebenso an wie die Beendigung der einseitigen Konzentration auf den Handel. Ein Weltbuch für alle, die wollen, dass sich endlich etwas ändert!

Leveraging

Author: David M. Anderson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319060945
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book considers the current domestic and global political and economic landscape and will show that there are three different but related kinds of leverage that together have emerged as the dominant strategy in economics, politics and international relations. The economic crisis of 2008-09 was called by most economists a crisis of “over-leverage.” Yet no one has argued that there has also been a leverage crisis or at least a “leverage challenge,” in other aspects of life. The This book argues that there is a “leverage mean” in between the extremes of too little leverage and too much leverage that provides the basis for resolving the various crises and challenges. This book, which grows out of a Brookings Institution paper “The Age of Leverage,” will analyze bargaining leverage, resource leverage and economic investment leverage and should draw the attention of students and teachers in political and economic philosophy.

ECONned How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism

Author: Yves Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230105737
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why are we in such a financial mess today? There are lots of proximate causes: over-leverage, global imbalances, bad financial technology that lead to widespread underestimation of risk. But these are all symptoms. Until we isolate and tackle fundamental causes, we will fail to extirpate the disease. ECONned is the first book to examine the unquestioned role of economists as policy-makers, and how they helped create an unmitigated economic disaster. Here, Yves Smith looks at how economists in key policy positions put doctrine before hard evidence, ignoring the deteriorating conditions and rising dangers that eventually led them, and us, off the cliff and into financial meltdown. Intelligently written for the layman, Smith takes us on a terrifying investigation of the financial realm over the last twenty-five years of misrepresentations, naive interpretations of economic conditions, rationalizations of bad outcomes, and rejection of clear signs of growing instability. In eConned, author Yves Smith reveals: --why the measures taken by the Obama Administration are mere palliatives and are unlikely to pave the way for a solid recovery --how economists have come to play a profoundly anti-democratic role in policy --how financial models and concepts that were discredited more than thirty years ago are still widely used by banks, regulators, and investors --how management and employees of major financial firms looted them, enriching themselves and leaving the mess to taxpayers --how financial regulation enabled predatory behavior by Wall Street towards investors --how economics has no theory of financial systems, yet economists fearlessly prescribe how to manage them

Uneconomic Economics and the Crisis of the Model World

Author: M. Watson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137385499
Format: PDF, ePub
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What has gone wrong with economics? Economists now routinely devise highly sophisticated abstract models that score top marks for theoretical rigour but are clearly divorced from observable activities in the current economy. This creates an 'uneconomic economics', where models explain relationships in blackboard rather than real-life markets.

American Power after the Financial Crisis

Author: Jonathan Kirshner
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801454786
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The global financial crisis of 2007–2008 was both an economic catastrophe and a watershed event in world politics. In American Power after the Financial Crisis, Jonathan Kirshner explains how the crisis altered the international balance of power, affecting the patterns and pulse of world politics. The crisis, Kirshner argues, brought about an end to what he identifies as the "second postwar American order" because it undermined the legitimacy of the economic ideas that underpinned that order—especially those that encouraged and even insisted upon uninhibited financial deregulation. The crisis also accelerated two existing trends: the relative erosion of the power and political influence of the United States and the increased political influence of other states, most notably, but not exclusively, China. Looking ahead, Kirshner anticipates a “New Heterogeneity” in thinking about how best to manage domestic and international money and finance. These divergences—such as varying assessments of and reactions to newly visible vulnerabilities in the American economy and changing attitudes about the long-term appeal of the dollar—will offer a bold challenge to the United States and its essentially unchanged disposition toward financial policy and regulation. This New Heterogeneity will contribute to greater discord among nations about how best to manage the global economy. A provocative look at how the 2007–2008 economic collapse diminished U.S. dominance in world politics, American Power after the Financial Crisis suggests that the most significant and lasting impact of the crisis and the Great Recession will be the inability of the United States to enforce its political and economic priorities on an increasingly recalcitrant world.