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When the money runs out : the end of western affluence

Author: Stephen D King
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An esteemed economist warns that Western societies' economic expectations for the future are about to collide with reality. Drawing on historical parallels, King demonstrates the links between economic stagnation and political and social upheaval, asking whether the West has the courage to take the painful but crucial steps towards a fairer future.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen D King
ISBN: 9780300190526 0300190522 9780300205237 0300205236 0300194870 9780300194876
OCLC Number: 813393374
Description: x, 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Whatever happened to the decades of plenty? --
Taking progress for granted --
The pain of stagnation --
Fixing a broken economy --
Stimulus junkies --
The limits to stimulus : lessons from history --
Loss of trust, loss of growth --
Three schisms --
From economic disappointment to political instability --
Dystopia --
Avoiding dystopia.
Responsibility: Stephen D. King.

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"Well-written, thoughtful and highly convincing... [King's] clear-eyed assessment of the problems ahead makes the book essential reading."-The Economist The Economist "For many, the financial crisis Read more...

 
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