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The global financial crisis of 2008 was resolved over the course of two years after the collapse of the US housing bubble, but the world economy did not vigorously rebound as expected. The West has been torpid, while Asian economic vitality has steadily waned. These developments have been diversely interpreted and authorities have responded with a series of institutional reforms and policy fixes, without coming to grips with accumulating national debts, the kinds of speculative practices that caused the financial crisis, and the inadequacies of neoclassical and Keynesian macroeconomic explanations.
Global Economic Turmoil and the Public Good presents the cumulative research of both authors. It updates the readers on global economic developments since 2008, while providing a concise, yet comprehensive survey of the causes and protracted consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. The book explains the global financial disequilibrium and catastrophic crisis risks; surveys and appraises institutional reforms designed to reinvigorate growth and ameliorate financial crisis risk; and proposes specific actions which will prevent another global financial crisis and its economic fallout.
Contents:Global Economic Turmoil:Playing with FireIgnoring Today's DangersInsider DemocracySqueezing the Middle ClassLiberalization for the PrivilegedEast–West PolarizationDegeneration, Crisis and DisorderObstacles to Crisis Prevention:Words Instead of ActionTreadmill of RegulationMacroeconomic MiasmaDogmatismPipe DreamsDoublethinkFramework for Sustainable Prosperity:The Importance of Inclusive Economic TheoryBreaking Vicious CyclesLesser EvilProspects
Readership: General public, students (undergraduates and postgraduates), policymakers and professionals interested in understanding the 2008 financial crisis and how to prevent future ones.
Key Features:Adds value by crystalizing the epochal significance of the crisis (global sclerosis)Examines the largely overlooked causes of “ideocracy”, “politicracy” and supranationality, offering a fresh explanation of the causes of post-2008 global economic sclerosisParses new developments in macroeconomic theory intended both to explain the post-crisis economic sclerosis and assess future financial crisis riskIncorporates these novel factors in a new inclusive economic theory