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Zombie economics : how dead ideas still walk among us

Author: John Quiggin
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments  Read more...
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Quiggin, John.
Zombie economics.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010023189
(OCoLC)587249059
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Quiggin
ISBN: 9781400835980 1400835984
OCLC Number: 670430001
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (Economics) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 238 pages)
Contents: The great moderation --
The efficient markets hypothesis --
Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium --
Trickle-down economics --
Privitization --
Conclusion : economics for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: John Quiggin.

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