Crunch Time: Using and Abusing Keynes to Fight the Twin Crises of Our Era

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The twin crises of economic catastrophe and rapidly accelerating climate disruption are examined in this analysis of how economic policy and climate change must be combated in an integrated way. President Obama’s ambitious environmental agenda, his plans for significant reforms and economic interventions, and his adoption of green Keynesianism are contrasted with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's pursuit of short-term economic fixes and reluctance to take on the country’s environmental ...
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Overview


The twin crises of economic catastrophe and rapidly accelerating climate disruption are examined in this analysis of how economic policy and climate change must be combated in an integrated way. President Obama’s ambitious environmental agenda, his plans for significant reforms and economic interventions, and his adoption of green Keynesianism are contrasted with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's pursuit of short-term economic fixes and reluctance to take on the country’s environmental concerns. The case is made that Australia’s approach is no longer defensible or practical, and must be replaced by policies based on the profound insights of John Maynard Keynes as its leaders reinvent Australia as a renewable energy-based economy that will sustain future generations.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781921372933
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications Party Limited
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Tony Kevin was formerly Australia's ambassador to Poland and Cambodia and served in Australia's Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister’s departments. He is an honorary visiting fellow at the Australian National University’s Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies in Canberra; has written extensively on Australian foreign, national security, and refugee policies; and is the author of several award-winning books, including A Certain Maritime Incident: The Sinking of SIEV X and Walking the Camino: A Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago.
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