The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 8, 2009 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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The New York Times bestseller: the Nobel Prize–winning economist shows how today’s crisis parallels the Great Depression—and explains how to avoid catastrophe. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.

In this major bestseller, Paul Krugman warns that, like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression have made a comeback. He lays bare the 2008 financial crisis—the greatest since the 1930s—tracing it to the failure of regulation to keep pace with an out-of-control financial system. He also tells us how to contain the crisis and turn around a world economy sliding into a deep recession. Brilliantly crafted in Krugman’s trademark style—lucid, lively, and supremely informed—this new edition of The Return of Depression Economics has become an instant classic. A hard-hitting new foreword takes the paperback edition right up to the present moment.
 

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User Review  - James.Igoe - LibraryThing

As usual, Krugman highlights the problem with dogmatic approaches to economics. He also illuminates some aspects of our own concern about inflation. Rather than worry about inflation, our current ... Read full review

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User Review  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

This is a solid 3 stars. I guess I was expecting more, which is a mistake on my part given it's a relatively brief book on economics at 200 pages. Krugman does a good job of making some potentially ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
THE CENTRAL PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED
9
LATIN AMERICAS CRISES
30
JAPANS TRAP
56
ASIAS CRASH
77
POLICY PERVERSITY
101
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
119
GREENSPANS BUBBLES
139
BANKING IN THE SHADOWS
153
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
165
THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS
181
THE GREAT RECESSION
193
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Paul Krugman is the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is a best-selling author, columnist, and blogger for the New York Times, and is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University.

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