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Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Interlink Pub Group Inc
Publication date May 1, 2013
Pages 262
Binding Paperback
Edition Upd new
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781566569361
ISBN-10 1566569362
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A BREATHTAKINGLY CLEAR ANALYSIS OF TODAY S ONGOING ECONOMIC CRISIS

In this updated edition of Capitalism Hits the Fan, Professor Wolff explains why capitalism's global crisis persists, why bank bailouts and austerity policies fail, and why deepening economic inequality now generates historic social tensions and conflicts and worsens the ongoing crisis.
Capitalism Hits the Fan chronicles one economist s growing alarm and insights as he watched, from 2005 onwards, the economic crisis build, burst, and then change the world. The argument here differs sharply from most other explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. Step by step, Wolff shows that deep economic structures the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income account for the crisis. The great change in the US economy since the 1970s, as employers stopped the historic rise in US workers real wages, set in motion the events that eventually broke the world economy. The crisis resulted from the post-1970s profit explosion, the debt-driven finance-industry expansion, and the sequential stock market and real estate booms and busts. Bailout interventions by the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury have thrown too little money too late at a problem that requires more than money to solve.
As this book shows, we must now ask basic questions about capitalism as a system that has now convulsed the world economy into two great depressions in 75 years (and countless lesser crises, recession, and cycles in between). The book s essays engage the long-overdue public discussion about capitalism as a system and about the basic structural changes needed not only to fix today s broken economy but to prevent future crises.

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Upd new edition from Interlink Pub Group Inc (May 1, 2013)
9781566569361 | details & prices | 262 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A BREATHTAKINGLY CLEAR ANALYSIS OF TODAY S ONGOING ECONOMIC CRISISIn this updated edition of Capitalism Hits the Fan, Professor Wolff explains why capitalism's global crisis persists, why bank bailouts and austerity policies fail, and why deepening economic inequality now generates historic social tensions and conflicts and worsens the ongoing crisis.
from Olive Branch Pr (September 1, 2009)
9781566567848 | details & prices | 262 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $18.00
About: "With unerring coherence and unequaled breadth of knowledge, Rick Wolff offers a rich and much needed corrective to the views of mainstream economists and pundits.

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