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The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence

Robert J. Samuelson
Format
Book
Published
New York : Random House, c2010.
Edition
Rev. ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780812980042 (pbk.), 0812980042 (pbk.)
Summary
Samuelson contents we have not yet escaped the boom-and-bust cycles common in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Prolonged prosperity triggered the economic and financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 by making Americans overconfident, complacent, and careless.
Contents
  • The lost history
  • The "full employment" obsession
  • The money connection
  • A compact of conviction
  • Capitalism restored
  • Precarious prosperity
  • The future of affluence.
Description
xxxii, 316 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes
  • "Revised and updated, with a new introduction by the author" -- Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p.276-305) and index.
Technical Details
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