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Somebody in Charge A Solution to Recessions?

Author: Pierre Lemieux
Publisher: New York Palgrave Macmillan US Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan 2011
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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This book asks a fundamental question, that is, whether "somebody in charge" could have prevented or solved the problem leading up to our current financial crisis. This book explores and answers that question from a scholarly and academic economic viewpoint
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Lemieux
ISBN: 9780230118478 023011847X
OCLC Number: 1075118080
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (220 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction: Adult Supervision * 1 The Limits of Authority * 1.1 Social Complexity * 1.2 The Impossibility of Planning * 1.3 The Inconvenient Individual * 1.4 The Tribe and the Great Society * 2 Are Recessions Possible? * 2.1 Business Cycles and Crashes * 2.2 An Economist in Wonderland * 2.3 Classical Economics * 2.4 Recessions Happen * 3 Macroeconomic Controversies * 3.1 The Old Idea of Underconsumption * 3.2 Keynes's Ideas: A Brief Summary * 3.3 Price Adjustments * 3.4 Multiplying Bread and Fish * 3.5 Meaningless Aggregates * 3.6 Information and Coordination * 3.7 Government Activism * 3.8 More Recent Theories of the Business Cycle * 4 The Mixed Economy * 4.1 A Failure of Capitalism? * 4.2 Government Revenues and Expenditures * 4.3 Regulation and Control * 4.4 The Welfare State * 4.5 Businessmen as Domestic Animals * 5 Financial Deregulation: An Urban Legend * 5.1 Lax Regulation * 5.2 Deregulation * 5.3 U.S. Banks in a World Perspective * 5.4 Necessary Regulation? * 6 The Crime Scene: Envy of the World * 6.1 Residential Home Market Driven by Government * 6.2 A Half-nationalized Residential Mortgage Market * 6.3 Securitization * 6.4 Subsidization of Risk * 6.5 The Collapse of the House of Cards * 6.6 Larger Consequences * 7 Monetary Meddling * 7.1 The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle * 7.2 Some Doubts on the Austrian Interpretation of the Crisis * 7.3 Monetary Policy Played a Role * 7.4 On Balance: A Contributing Factor * 8 State Animal Spirits * 8.1 State Greed * 8.2 Faddish Behavior and State Bubbles * 8.3 Regulatory failure * 8.4 Collectivism * 8.5 Power and Hubris * 8.6 Systemic risk * Conclusion: Something Must Be Done * Bibliography * Name Index * Topics Index * Charts
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