End This Depression Now!

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 30, 2012 - Political Science - 288 pages
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A New York Times best-selling call to arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.

The Great Recession is more than four years old—and counting. Yet, as Paul Krugman points out in this powerful volley, "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge—all the ingredients for prosperity and a decent standard of living for all—remain in a state of intense pain."

How bad have things gotten? How did we get stuck in what now can only be called a depression? And above all, how do we free ourselves? Krugman pursues these questions with his characteristic lucidity and insight. He has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered over these past four years—a quick, strong recovery is just one step away, if our leaders can find the "intellectual clarity and political will" to end this depression now.

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The dismal science. It has lots of different ways of explaining how the economic and therefore real world works, but most of them are very wrong a lot of the time. However Krugman has a way of putting ... Read full review

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Excellent discussion of the current situation (2012) in the US and in Europe. Krugman describes fairly technical economics in a way that I can understand. Though some of the thoughts are repetitive ... Read full review


Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction What Do We Do Now?
Two Depression Economics
Three TheMinsky Moment
Five The Second Gilded
Six Dark Age Economics
Seven Anatomy of anInadequate Response
Eleven Austerians
Twelve What It Will Take
Thirteen End This Depression
Postscript What Do We Really Know about the Effects

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Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics and best-selling author, has been a columnist at The New York Times for twenty years. A Distinguished Professor at City University of New York, he lives in New York City.

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