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The Gods that Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future
     

The Gods that Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future

by Larry Eliott, Dan Atkinson
 

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Over the past three decades, governments have ceded economic control to a new elite of free-market operatives and their colleagues in national and international institutions like the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. They promised economic stability but have delivered chaos. Their speculation has left the global economy more vulnerable to a

Overview

Over the past three decades, governments have ceded economic control to a new elite of free-market operatives and their colleagues in national and international institutions like the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. They promised economic stability but have delivered chaos. Their speculation has left the global economy more vulnerable to a financial collapse than any time since 1929.

Two leading financial journalists dissect this financial elite, tracing their origins to a secretive gathering of free-market economists in 1947, and propose a series of far-reaching reforms that can save us from a new depression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786744145
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
368 KB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Larry Elliott is the long-time Economics Editor of The Guardian. In 1997 he won the Business Journalist of the Year Award from the UK Press Gazette. He is a regular broadcaster on the BBC. He lives in London.

Dan Atkinson is the Economics Editor of Mail on Sunday, one of Britain's highest circulation newspapers. He is an expert in issues of regulation and fraud. He lives in Sussex.

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