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The Resource The great financial crisis : causes and consequences, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff

The great financial crisis : causes and consequences, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff

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The great financial crisis : causes and consequences
Title
The great financial crisis
Title remainder
causes and consequences
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John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff
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Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, manyincluding economistsand financial expertswere shocked by the speed at which events unfolded.In this new book, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer a bold analysis of the financial meltdown, how it developed, and the implications for the future. They examine the specifics of the housing bubble and the credit crunch as well as situate current events within a broader crisis of monopoly-finance capitalismone that has been gestating for several decades. It is the "real" productive economy? tendency toward stagnation, they argue, that creates a need for capital to find ways to profitably invest its surplus. But rather than invest in socially useful projects that would benefit the vast majority, capital has constructed a financialized "casino" economy that neglects social needs and, as has become increasingly clear, is fatally unstable. Written over a two-year period immediately prior to the onset of the crisis, this timely and illuminating book is necessary reading for all those who wish to understand the current situation,how we got here, and where we are heading
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315265
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DLC
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Foster, John Bellamy
Dewey number
330.9/0511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3722
LC item number
.F66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1942-
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Magdoff, Fred
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True
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  • Financial crises
  • Debt
  • Monopolies
  • Capitalism
Target audience
adult
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causes and consequences
Label
The great financial crisis : causes and consequences, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-156) and index
Contents
  • Monopoly-finance capital
  • 4.
  • The financialization of capitalism
  • pt. 2.
  • Consequences
  • 5.
  • The financialization of capital and the crisis
  • 6.
  • Back to the real economy
  • Notes
  • Preface
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • pt. 1. Causes
  • 1.
  • The household debt bubble
  • 2.
  • The explosion of debt and speculation
  • 3.
Control code
ocn270230550
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781583671856
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008044449
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)270230550
Label
The great financial crisis : causes and consequences, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-156) and index
Contents
  • Monopoly-finance capital
  • 4.
  • The financialization of capitalism
  • pt. 2.
  • Consequences
  • 5.
  • The financialization of capital and the crisis
  • 6.
  • Back to the real economy
  • Notes
  • Preface
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • pt. 1. Causes
  • 1.
  • The household debt bubble
  • 2.
  • The explosion of debt and speculation
  • 3.
Control code
ocn270230550
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781583671856
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008044449
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)270230550

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