The Return of the Great Depression

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In this sophisticated yet readable book, Vox Day - one of the few economics writers to predict the current worldwide financial crisis - explains why it is likely to continue.

Day shows that the policies being pursued in Europe, Asia, and the United States are very similar to Japan's failed policies of the past twenty years and, therefore, doomed to similar results. According to Day, the economic theories behind those policies are flawed and account for why most economists were ...

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Overview

In this sophisticated yet readable book, Vox Day - one of the few economics writers to predict the current worldwide financial crisis - explains why it is likely to continue.

Day shows that the policies being pursued in Europe, Asia, and the United States are very similar to Japan's failed policies of the past twenty years and, therefore, doomed to similar results. According to Day, the economic theories behind those policies are flawed and account for why most economists were unable to anticipate the recession or see that their expectations of an imminent recovery are incorrect. Day applies a different theory, the one he used to predict the current crisis, to show that the world is in the early stages of a massive economic contraction. Then he turns to the six scenarios presently envisioned by the world's leading economists and assesses which is most likely to unfold. As the title suggests, Day concludes that the most probable scenario is a Great Depression 2.0 that will be larger in scale and scope than that of the 1930s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935071181
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/29/2009
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Vox Day graduated in 1990 from Bucknell University with degrees in Economics and Asian Studies. He is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, the International Game Developers Association, and Mensa, and helped found the techno band Psykosonik. In addition to his weekly columns, he transmits contagious and controversial memes daily from the Vox Popoli blog.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

1 1988 1

2 Twenty Years After 15

3 Bubble, Bubble, Debt and Trouble 37

4 No One Knows Anything 59

5 N-Body Economics and the Ricardian Vice 81

6 The Whore, the False Prophet, and the Beast from the Sea 97

7 An Answer in the Alps 131

8 A Keynesian Critique of Austrian Theory 155

9 The Return of the Great Depression 171

10 Great Depression 2.0 197

11 What Can Be Done? 223

Appendix A An Infernal Economy 233

Appendix B Glossary 241

Appendix C Bank Failures, 1930-2009 247

Bibliography 249

Index 255

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