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Modern political economics : making sense of the post-2008 world

Author: Yanis Varoufakis; Joseph Halevi; Nicholas Theocarakis
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
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"Once in a while the world astonishes itself. Anxious incredulity replaces intellectual torpor and a puzzled public strains its antennae in every possible direction, desperately seeking explanations for the causes and nature of what just hit it. 2008 was such a moment. Not only did the financial system collapse, and send the real economy into a tailspin, but it also revealed the great gulf separating economics from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yanis Varoufakis; Joseph Halevi; Nicholas Theocarakis
ISBN: 9780415428750 0415428750 9780415428880 0415428882 9780203829356 0203829352
OCLC Number: 166382724
Description: xv, 530 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Book 1: Shades of political economics: seeking clues for 2008 and its aftermath in the economists theories. 2. Condorcet's Secret: on the significance of classical political economics today --
3. The odd couple: the struggle to square a theory of value with a theory of growth --
4. The trouble with humans: the source of radical indeterminacy and the touchstone of value --
5. Crises: the laboratory of the future --
6. Empires of indifference: Leibniz's calculus and the ascent of Calvinist political economics (with an addendum by George Krimpas entitles 'Leibnis and the "intervention" of General Equilibrium') --
7. Convulsion: 1929 and its legacy --
8. A fatal triumph: 2008's ancestry in the stirrings of the Cold War --
9. A most peculiar failure: the curious mechanism by which neoclassicism's theoretical failures have been reinforcing their dominance since 1950 --
10. A manifesto for Modern Political Economics: postscript to Book 1 --
Book 2: Modern political economics: theory in action. 11. From the Global Plan to a Global Minotaur: the two distinct phases of post-war US hegemony --
12. Crash: 2008 and its legacy (with and addendum by George Krimpas entitled 'The Recycling Problem in a Currency Union') --
13. A future for hope: postscript to Book 2.
Responsibility: by Yanis Varoufakis, Joseph Halevi, and Nicholas Theocarakis.
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'an astonishing tour de force of math, metaphysics, and political economy in the grand tradition, all unfolded in fugal counterpoint'. - Brian Collins, Los Angeles Review of Books

 
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