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Truth, errors, and lies : politics and economics in a volatile world

Author: Grzegorz W Kołodko; William R Brand
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
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Grzegorz W. Kolodko, one of the world's leading authorities on economics and development policy and a key architect of Poland's successful economic reforms, applies his far-reaching knowledge to the past and future of the world economy, introducing a framework for understanding our global situation that transcends any single discipline or paradigm. Deploying a novel mix of scientific evaluation and personal  Read more...
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Kołodko, Grzegorz W.
Truth, errors, and lies.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010033569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grzegorz W Kołodko; William R Brand
ISBN: 9780231521567 0231521561
OCLC Number: 704519890
Description: 1 online resource (x, 460 pages)
Contents: The Navigator; Chapter One: The World, Words, and Meaning: Where Truth, Errors, and Lies in Economics and Politics Come from and What to Do to Make Truth Come First; Chapter Two: How Things Happen Economic Processes-What Science, Policy, and Happenstance Have to Do with Them and Who Set It Up This Way; Chapter Three: A Brief History of the World and What We Can Learn from It: Why Some Countries Are Wealthy and Others Poor and Whether It Must Always Be So. Chapter Four: Globalization-and Then What?: Where Globalization Originated and How to Come Out Ahead in the Era of Worldwide InterdependenceChapter Five: The World As It Is: How People Are Coping in Various Corners of a Changing World; Chapter Six: The Withering of Neoliberalism and Its Tattered Legacy: Why a Harmful Concept Rose to Temporary Ascendancy in Half the World and What to Do About It; Chapter Seven: What Development Is and What It Depends On: Where Socioeconomic Development Comes from and How It Can Make Us Happy. Chapter Eight: Stagnation and Development-Institutions, Policy, and Culture: On the Rules of the Economic Game, Deleterious and Progressive Policies, and the Significance of Culture in DevelopmentChapter Nine: The Coincidence Theory of Development and the New Pragmatism: What Output Growth and Economic Development Depend On and How to Make Them Better; Chapter Ten: The Uncertain Future: What Awaits Us in the Near and Distant Future and What Say We Have in It; A Letter; Notes; Index.
Other Titles: Wędrujący świat.
Responsibility: Grzegorz W. Kolodko ; translated from the Polish by William R. Brand.

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Grzegorz W. Kolodko, one of the world's leading authorities on economics and development policy and a key architect of Poland's successful economic reforms, applies his far-reaching knowledge to the past and future of the world economy, introducing a framework for understanding our global situation that transcends any single discipline or paradigm. Deploying a novel mix of scientific evaluation and personal observation, Kolodko begins with a brief discussion of misinformation and its perpetuation in economics and politics. He criticizes the simplification of complex economic and so.

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They used to say in Warsaw of the globetrotting, four-time Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, "God is everywhere. Kolodko's already been there." In his latest book Truth, Error, and Lies, Read more...

 
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