The Economists' Hour

How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society

Binyamin Appelbaum

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'A well-reported and researched history of the ways in which plucky economists helped rewrite policy in America and Europe and across emerging markets.' The Economist
As the post-World War II economic boom began to falter in the late 1960s, a new breed of economists gained influence and power. Over time, their ideas reshaped the modern world, curbing governments, unleashing corporations and hastening globalization.
Their fundamental belief? That governments should stop trying to manage the economy.
Their guiding principle? That markets would deliver steady growth and broad prosperity.
But the economists' hour failed to deliver on its premise. The single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, health of liberal democracy and future generations. Across the world, from both right and left, the assumptions of the once-dominant school of free-market economic thought are being challenged, as we count the costs as well as the gains of its influence.
Engaging and expertly researched, in The Economists' Hour, acclaimed New York Times journalist Binyamin Appelbaum provides both a reckoning with the past and a call for a different future.
'A highly readable, exhilaratingly detailed biographical account.' Sunday Telegraph

Binyamin Appelbaum writes about economics and business for the editorial page of the New York Times. From 2010 to 2019, he was a Washington correspondent for the Times, covering economic policy in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. He previously worked for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Charlotte Observer, where his reporting on subprime lending won a George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, DC.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Altersempfehlung 18 - 99 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 03.09.2020
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5098-7915-1
Verlag Pan Macmillan
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/13/3,2 cm
Gewicht 315 g

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