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The Resource Debtors' prison : the politics of austerity versus possibility, Robert Kuttner

Debtors' prison : the politics of austerity versus possibility, Robert Kuttner

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Debtors' prison : the politics of austerity versus possibility
Title
Debtors' prison
Title remainder
the politics of austerity versus possibility
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kuttner
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Language
eng
Summary
"A timely, broadly revisionist, essential book by one of our foremost economic observers takes down one of the most cherished tenets of contemporary financial thinking: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government--"austerity"--is a solution to the current economic crisis. Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, too much of our conversation about economic recovery has centered on the question of debt: whether we have too much of it, when to forgive it, and how to cut the deficit. Robert Kuttner makes the most powerful argument to date that these are the wrong questions and that austerity is the wrong solution. Blending economics with historical examples of effective debt relief and punitive debt enforcement, he makes clear that universal belt-tightening, as a prescription for recession, simply defies economic logic. Just as debtor's prisons once prevented individuals from working and thus being able to pay back their debts, austerity measures shackle, rather than restore, economic growth as the weight of past debt crushes the economy's future potential. Above all, Kuttner shows how austerity serves only the interest of creditors--the very bankers and financial elites whose actions precipitated the collapse. Lucid, authoritative, provocative--a book that is certain to be widely read and much debated"--
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Dewey number
339.5/2
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3701
LC item number
.K88 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Debtors' prison : the politics of austerity versus possibility, Robert Kuttner
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Debtors' prison : the politics of austerity versus possibility, Robert Kuttner
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Agony economics -- The great deflation -- The allure of austerity -- A tale of two wars -- European disunion -- A Greek tragedy -- The moral economy of debt -- A home of one's own -- The Third World's revenge -- Back to the future
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25 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780307959805
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012036230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1232612
  • (OCoLC)806016021
  • (Nz)14849540

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