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Capitalizing on Crisis The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance

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ISBN-10: 0674066197

ISBN-13: 9780674066199

Edition: 2011

Authors: Greta R. Krippner

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In the context of the recent financial crisis, the extent to which the U.S. economy has become dependent on financial activities has been made abundantly clear. In Capitalizing on Crisis, Greta Krippner traces the longer-term historical evolution that made the rise of finance possible, arguing that this development rested on a broader transformation of the U.S. economy than is suggested by the current preoccupation with financial speculation.Krippner argues that state policies that created conditions conducive to financialization allowed the state to avoid a series of economic, social, and political dilemmas that confronted policymakers as postwar prosperity stalled beginning in the late…    
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Book details

List price: $23.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Greta Krippner is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Is Financialization?
The Social Politics of U.S. Financial Deregulation
The Reagan Administration Discovers the Global Economy
The Making of U.S. Monetary Policy
Conclusion
Notes on Sources
Interview Subjects
Economic Data
Notes
References
Index