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Stiglitz, Joseph E
Freefall : America, free markets, and the sinking of the world economy / Joseph E. Stiglitz
Alternate Title Free fall
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HB3722 .S842 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Financial crises -- United States
Finance -- Government policy -- United States
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
Subject United States -- Economic policy -- 1993-2001
United States -- Economic policy -- 2001-2009
Physical Description xxx, 361 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-361)
Contents The making of a crisis -- Freefall and its aftermath -- A flawed response -- The mortgage scam -- The Great American Robbery -- Avarice triumps over prudence -- A new capitalist order -- From global recovery to global prosperity -- Reforming economics -- Toward a new society
Summary In this forthright and incisive book, Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz explains how America exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to cobble together a haphazard and ineffective response when the markets finally seized up. Stiglitz then outlines a way to restore the balance between markets and government, address the inequalities of the global financial system, and demand more good ideas (and less ideology) from economists

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