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The Resource An extraordinary time : the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy, Marc Levinson

An extraordinary time : the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy, Marc Levinson

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An extraordinary time : the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy
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An extraordinary time
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the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy
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Marc Levinson
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eng
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"AFTER World War II, the global economy experienced a golden age. As the rubble in cities like Berlin and Tokyo gave way to millions of new homes and businesses, incomes skyrocketed, and consumers rushed to purchase cars, electricity, indoor plumbing, and higher education. Between 1950 and 1973, Japan's per capita income rose nearly 600 percent; Germany's economy quadrupled during the same period. And in steel towns and manufacturing centers across the United States, people discovered a new freedom of mobility--social and physical--that had long eluded them. In An Extraordinary Time, acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson describes how this age of miraculous growth and prosperity suddenly evaporated in the early 1970s, giving way to an era of anxietY and political extremism. Levinson argues that the boom years were really just that: a anomaly, and not one likely to be repeated. Slow economic growth is actually the norm, and the economy simply cannot be controlled in the ways that we would like--no matter what economists and politicians may say. The forces that had driven a quarter-century of rapid economic growth had simply played themselves out, while at the same time the Bretton Woods system of fixed international exchange rates--a structure that had been in place since 1944--collapsed, leaving exchange rates in the hands of traders and speculators who had no obligation to use them to promote stability. A sweeping reappraisal of the last sixty years of world history from an acclaimed economist, historian, and business reporter, An Extraordinary Time describes how the postwar economic boom dissipated in the early 1970s"--
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The acclaimed economic historian and author of The Struggle for Small Business in America recounts the global collapse of the postwar economy of the 1970s, posing counterintuitive arguments that slow economic growth is the norm and that boom periods are anomalies
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Levinson, Marc
Dewey number
330.9/045
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no index present
LC call number
HC54
LC item number
.L398 2016
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non fiction
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  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Capital market
  • Foreign exchange rates
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Capital market
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Foreign exchange rates
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adult
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the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy
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An extraordinary time : the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy, Marc Levinson
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ocn945232333
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First edition.
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1 volume.
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9780465061983
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(hardback)
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2016017970
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(OCoLC)945232333
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An extraordinary time : the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy, Marc Levinson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn945232333
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780465061983
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)945232333

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