Great Unraveling Losing Our Way in the New Century

ISBN-10: 0393058506

ISBN-13: 9780393058505

Edition: 2003

Authors: Paul Krugman
List price: $25.95
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Description: In this long-awaited work, award-winning economist and columnist Paul Krugman challenges us to take on George Bush and the radical right. Drawing from his New York Times columns, he chronicles how the boom economy unraveled: how exuberance gave way to pessimism, how the age of corporate heroes gave way to corporate scandals, and how fiscal responsibility collapsed. Krugman asks how it was possible for a country with so much going for it to head downhill so fast and finds the answer in the agenda of the Bush administration. Krugman began writing his New York Times column in 2000 and quickly demonstrated that he is one of the most well-informed and trenchant commentators in America. One would have to go all the way back to John Maynard Keynes to find an economist so willing to take on the issues of the day in accessible terms, and his political sallies recall the age of the great Muckrakers or Walter Lippmann and Louis Brandeis. From Krugman's account of the secret history of the California energy crisis to his devastating dissections of the Bush administration's dishonesty on everything from tax cuts to the war on terrorism, Krugman tells the uncomfortable truth about how the United States has lost its way amid economic disappointment, bad leadership, and deceit. This unprecedented work of social and political history sets the first years of the twenty-first century in a stark, new light. Book jacket.

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046

Paul Krugman was born on February 28, 1953. He received a B.S. in economics from Yale University in 1974 and a Ph.D from MIT in 1977. From 1982 to 1983, he worked at the Reagan White House as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. He taught at numerous universities including Yale University, MIT, UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and Stanford University before becoming a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University in 2000. He has written over 200 scholarly papers and 20 books including Peddling Prosperity; International Economics: Theory and Policy; The Great Unraveling; and The Conscience of a Liberal. Since 2000, he has written a twice-weekly column for The New York Times. He received the 1991 John Bates Clark Medal and the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. His title End This Depression Now! made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction: A Revolutionary Power
Bubble Trouble
Irrational Exuberance
Seven Habits of Highly Defective Investors
The lce Age Cometh
The Ponzi Paradigm
Dow Wow, Dow Ow
Money for Nothing?
Create and Destroy
The Pizza Principle
Damaged by the Dow
Portents Abroad
Asia: What Went Wrong?
Why Germany Kant Kompete
We're Not Japan
A Leap in the Dark
Greenspanomics
Don't Ask Alan
Eleven and Counting
Herd on the Street
Living with Bears
Dubya's Double Dip?
Mind the Gap
Passing the Buck
Stocks and Bombs
The Vision Thing
Dealing with W
My Economic Plan
Crony Capitalism, U.S.A.
Crony Capitalism, U.S.A.
Two, Three, Many?
Enemies of Reform
Greed Is Bad
Flavors of Fraud
Everyone Is Outraged
Succeeding in Business
The Insider Gane
The Outrage Constraint
Business as Usual
Fuzzy Math
The Bait ...
Oops! He Did It Again
We're Not Responsible
Fuzzier and Fuzzier
Et Tu, Alan?
Slicing the Salami
The Money Pit
The Universal Elixir
Bad Heir Day
Pants on Fire
... And the Switch
Hitting the Trifecta
The Quiet Man
Our Wretched States
Bush's Aggressive Accounting
True Blue Americans
The Great Evasion
Springtime for Hitler
Is the Maestro a Hack?
2 - 1 = 4
The Pig in the Python
Prescription for Failure
A Retirement Fable
No Good Deed
2016 and All That
Sins of Commission
Bad Medicine
Fear of All Sums
Victors and Spoils
Things Pull Apart
America the Polarized
The Sons Also Rise
Hey, Lucky Duckies!
The Private Interest
Paying the Price
The Public Interest
The 55-Cent Solution
Money-Grubbing Games
The Long Haul
Exploiting September 11
The One-Eyed Man
An Alternate Reality
The Rove Doctrine
The Reality Thing
The Real Thing
Dead Parrot Society
The Pitt Principle
Victors and Spoils
A Vast Conspiracy?
The Smoke Machine
The Angry People
The Bully's Pulpit
For the People
In Media Res
Digital Robber Barons?
Behind the Great Divide
Channels of Influence
When Markets Go Bad
California Screaming
California Screaming
The Unreal Thing
The Price of Power
The Real Wolf
Turning California On
Enron Goes Overboard
Smoking Fat Boy
In Broad Daylight
Delusions of Power
Smong and Mirrors
The Unrefined Truth
Burn, Baby, Burn
Feeling OPEC's Pain
Ersatz Climate Policy
Two Thousand Acres
Bad Air Days
Bush on Fire
Foreign Disasters
Hong Kong's Hard Lesson
Crying with Argentina
Losing Latin America
The Lost Continent
The Wider View
Global Schmobal
Enemies of the WTO: Bogus Arguments against the World Trade Organization
Saints and Profits
Workers vs. Workers
The Scrooge Syndrome
Heart of Cheapness
America the Scofflaw
White Man's Burden
Economics and Economists
Supply, Demand, and English Food
O Canada: A Neglected Nation Gets Its Nobel
Who Knew? The Swedish Model Is Working
The Two Larrys
Missing James Tobin
Index
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