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Money in a free society: : Keynes, Friedman, and the new crisis in capitalism, Tim Congdon, (ebook)

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Money in a free society: : Keynes, Friedman, and the new crisis in capitalism
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Money in a free society:
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Keynes, Friedman, and the new crisis in capitalism
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Tim Congdon
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eng
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In the 15 years to mid-2007 the world economy enjoyed unparalleled stability (the so-called "Great Moderation"), with steady growth and low inflation. But the period since mid-2007 ("the Great Recession") has seen the worst macroeconomic turmoil since the 1930s. A dramatic plunge in trade, output and employment in late 2008 and 2009 has been followed by an unconvincing recovery. How is the lurch from stability to instability to be explained? What are the intellectual origins of the policy mistakes that led to the Great Recession? What theories motivated policies in the USA and other leading nations? Which ideas about economic policy have proved right? And which have been wrong? Money in a Free Society contains 18 provocative essays on these questions from Tim Congdon, an influential economic adviser to the Thatcher government in the UK and one of the world's leading monetary commentators. Congdon argues that academic economists and policy-makers have betrayed the intellectual legacy of both Keynes and Friedman. These two great economists believed - if in somewhat different ways - in the need for steady growth in the quantity of money. But Keynes has been misunderstood as advocating big rises in public spending and large budget deficits as the only way to defeat recession. That has led under President Obama to an unsustainable explosion in American public debt. Meanwhile the Fed has ignored extreme volatility in the rate of money growth, contrary to the central message of Friedman's analytical work. In Money in a Free Society Congdon calls for a return to stable money growth and sound public finances, and argues that these remain the best answers to the problems facing modern capitalism
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Congdon, Tim
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339.5/2
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non fiction
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  • Friedman, Milton
  • Money
  • Quantity theory of money
  • Fiscal policy
  • Banks and banking
  • Macroeconomics
  • Keynesian economics
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Money in a free society: : Keynes, Friedman, and the new crisis in capitalism, Tim Congdon, (ebook)
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9781594035449
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Money in a free society: : Keynes, Friedman, and the new crisis in capitalism, Tim Congdon, (ebook)
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594035449
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11834201
Specific material designation
remote
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11834201
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MWT11834201
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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