Global Financial Crisis

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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume ...

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Overview

The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737747256
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/19/2010
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction 16

Chapter 1 Causes of the Global Financial Crisis

1 China and Russia Blame U.S. Policies for the Crisis Jenny Booth 22

2 The Greed of Financial Institutions Caused the Crisis Oskari Juurikkala 27

3 "Boom Thinking" Caused the Crisis Robert J. Shiller 32

4 The Weakness of Banking Regulations Caused the Crisis Vince Cable 42

5 Low Interest Rates Caused the Crisis Tito Boeri Luigi Guiso 53

6 Abandoning the Gold Standard Caused the Crisis Dominic Lawson 59

7 United States and China Must Join Forces to Control Crisis Michael Pettis 65

Periodical Bibliography 72

Chapter 2 Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Wealthier Nations

1 In the United States, the Financial Crisis Creates Tent Cities and Homelessness Kathy Sanborn 74

2 Canada Will Not Suffer a Subprime Mortgage Crisis Jonathan Kay 80

3 Australia's Economy Remains Bound Up with That of the United States Sean Carmody 85

4 The European Union Is Buckling Under the Crisis Edward Hugh 92

5 In Iceland, an Economic Miracle Ended in Disaster Andrew Pierce 101

6 The Crisis Fuels Unrest in France, Britain, China, and Russia Thomas H?etlin Andreas Lorenz Christian Neef Matthias Schepp Stefan Simons 108

7 Israel Will Cut Social Programs, but Not Military Spending Daniel Rosenberg 121

Periodical Bibliography 127

Chapter 3 Effects of the Global Financial Crisis on Developing Nations

1 Worldwide, Migrant Workers Are Threatened by Job Losses and Xenophobia Ron Synovitz 129

2 In India and China, the Crisis May Worsen Poverty Jayshree Bajoria 135

3 China Could Use the Crisis to Become a Responsible World Power Jing Men 143

4 The Philippines Is in a Good Position to Weather the Crisis Antonio A. Esguerra II 150

5 Latin America Is Struggling to Deal with the Crisis Woodrow Wilson 157

6 Islamic Banks Are Insulated from the Crisis Faiza Saleh Ambah 164

Periodical Bibliography 170

Chapter 4 Solutions to the Global Financial Crisis

1 International Investments Complicate the Financial Crisis and Its Remedy Michael Mandel 172

2 Protectionist Measures Will Worsen the Crisis Jaime Daremblum 180

3 In Africa, Ending Neoliberal Economic Policies Will Solve the Crisis Demba Moussa Dembele 186

4 U.S. Bailouts Are Corporate Welfare and Will Not Solve the Crisis George Monbiot 201

5 Japan's Experiences Provide Lessons for Dealing with the Crisis Masaaki Shirakawa 207

6 The United States Should Follow Sweden's Example and Nationalize Its Banks Matthew Richardson Nouriel Roubini 219

7 Sweden's Experience Does Not Provide Support for Bank Nationalization Fredrik Erixon 225

Periodical Bibliography 231

For Further Discussion 232

Glossary 234

Organizations to Contact 238

Bibliography of Books 245

Index 249

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