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The lies we were told : politics, economics, austerity and Brexit

Author: Simon Wren-Lewis
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Bristol University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Simon Wren-Lewis is one of Britain's most respected economists. Since 2012, his widely read mainly macro blog has been an influential resource for policymakers, academics and social commentators around the world. The Lies We Were Told presents some of his most important work, telling the story of how the damaging political and economic events of recent years were predictable mistakes. With new material including a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Wren-Lewis
ISBN: 1529202132 9781529202137 9781447350033 1447350030
OCLC Number: 1050362673
Description: xiii, 304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
Contents: The macroeconomics of UK austerity --
Eurozone --
The consequences of austerity --
The 2015 UK General Election --
The transformation of the Labour Party --
Brexit --
The media, economics and electing Donald Trump --
Economists and policy making --
From neoliberalism to plutocracy.
Responsibility: Simon Wren-Lewis.

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"Simon Wren-Lewis is one of Britain's most respected economists. Since 2012, his widely read mainly macro blog has been an influential resource for policymakers, academics and social commentators around the world. The Lies We Were Told presents some of his most important work, telling the story of how the damaging political and economic events of recent years were predictable mistakes. With new material including a preface by Novel prize-winner Paul Krugman, these dispatches from the frontline serve as an essential guide to some of the most important economic and political issues facing us today, and as a warning to avert future disasters on this scale"--Back cover.

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