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New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution Against Political Corruption and Economic Chaos

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In The New Golden Age, bestselling author and economist Ravi Batra identifies the roadblocks to economic prosperity?and what we need to do to overcome them. Bringing the same insight and expertise that made books like The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism international bestsellers, Batra takes on falling minimum wages, corporate scandals, rocketing oil prices, and many of the other crises facing the world economy. He also offers an expansive, optimistic vision of how the international community can address ...

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Overview

In The New Golden Age, bestselling author and economist Ravi Batra identifies the roadblocks to economic prosperity—and what we need to do to overcome them. Bringing the same insight and expertise that made books like The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism international bestsellers, Batra takes on falling minimum wages, corporate scandals, rocketing oil prices, and many of the other crises facing the world economy. He also offers an expansive, optimistic vision of how the international community can address them and bring about something historically unprecedented: true global economic prosperity.

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"The analysis is keen and provocative, and the conclusions unorthodox as ever."

Publishers Weekly

"Dr. Batra vividly portrays the way in which public disgust for corruption, both corporate and federal, is becoming a serious force for political change."

—Dr. W. Curtiss Priest, Director, Center for Information, Technology, & Society, MIT

Praise for Greenspan's Fraud:

"The most thoroughgoing assault on the Maestro's legacy so far."—Cecil Johnson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"As always, his economic arguments are expressed elegantly."—Publishers Weekly

"In this chilling exposé of one of the most powerful men of our time, Ravi Batra reveals Greenspan for who he secretly is: An ideologue who has waged war on the American Dream and imperiled the world economy."—David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

Praise for Ravi Batra:

"When it comes to the bottom line so beloved of economists, one can learn a lot about events by thinking about them in cyclical regularities, of which Batra gives a novel and brilliant exposition."—Lester C. Thurow

"Ravi Batra has made an outstanding reputation in the United States as an international economic theorist in the best Western tradition."—Leonard Silk, New York Times

Publishers Weekly
After nearly 20 years of predicting economic disaster, Batra (Greenspan's Fraud, etc.) suggests a reversal, though only after we rise up in revolution against the forces of chaos. This time, he charges politicians, academics, business executives and rich people with "corruption," defined as "any policy that enriches the rich and impoverishes the poor and the middle class." Among the practices Batra censures are raising congressional pay but not the minimum wage, and cutting income taxes while increasing Social Security taxes. Though the analysis is keen and provocative and the conclusions unorthodox as ever, his specific economic predictions aren't likely to be any better than those in his 11 previous books. Though he admits that "three or four" of his previous predictions "have been wrong," and "the cycle of depression has misfired," he gives no specifics. His examples of successful predictions sidestep his previous books, citing anecdotes from unrecorded private conversations. Some readers might wish Batra would stick to analysis and exposition, at which he excels, and leave off the name-calling and the wild predictions that mar this effort. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403975799
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/9/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.55 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Ravi Batra is the author of Greenspan's Fraud as well as the international bestsellers as The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism, The Great Depression of 1990, and The Myth of Free Trade. He is professor of economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Batra has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, and Newsweek, among others, and has appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC, CNBC, and other networks.

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Table of Contents

A Globe in Poverty and Economic Chaos

• The Twin Bubbles: Housing and Oil

• The Cycles of Inflation and Money

• The Law of Social Cycle

• Western Society

• The U.S. Business Empire

• Lies, Damned Lies, and Economists

• The Muslim Civilization

• Contemporary Muslim Society

• Our Common Future

• Global Poverty: A Call for Voter's Revolution

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