Debt, Crisis and Recovery: The 1930's and the 1990's

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This book provides a perspective by a prominent economist on the problems of debt, recession, and recovery in the 1930s as compared with the 1990s. The book begins with several chapters on the explosion of debt in the public and private sectors during the 1970s and 1980s, and its implications for economic stagnation and recession that seem to plague the economy. Resolution of the debt problem and reform of the banking and financial system are critically important because these problems dampen economic recovery ...

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This book provides a perspective by a prominent economist on the problems of debt, recession, and recovery in the 1930s as compared with the 1990s. The book begins with several chapters on the explosion of debt in the public and private sectors during the 1970s and 1980s, and its implications for economic stagnation and recession that seem to plague the economy. Resolution of the debt problem and reform of the banking and financial system are critically important because these problems dampen economic recovery and growth in the future. The second part of the book is a reprint of Albert Hart's classic 1938 study, Debts and Recovery 1929 to 1937, originally published by the 20th Century Fund. The extraordinary parallel between financial problems of the 1930s and the 1990s, solutions of the past, and proposed reforms for the future may provide a fascinating study for scholars and interested citizens alike.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781563246388
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/1995
  • Series: Columbia University Seminars Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Debt, Crisis, and Recovery Revisited
Ch. 1 Debts and Fluctuation 3
Ch. 2 The End of an Era: 1930s and 1990s 17
Ch. 3 A Framework for Reform 29
Appendix to Part I. Regaining Control Over an Open-Ended Money Supply 45
Pt. II Debts and Recovery, 1929 to 1937
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Tables
Figures
Ch. 1 The Debt Problem and the Depression 3
Ch. 2 Credit Institutions in the Depression 19
Ch. 3 The Crisis in Commercial Banking 38
Ch. 4 Other Credit Agencies in the Crisis 74
Ch. 5 The Debts of Individuals and Unincorporated Firms 119
Ch. 6 The Debts of Corporations 176
Ch. 7 Shifts in Government Debts 218
Ch. 8 Findings and Recommendations of the Committee on Debt Adjustment 245
Appendix to Part II 273
Index to Part I 361
Index to Part II 365
About the Authors 371
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