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A Violent World: Modern Threats to Economic Stability
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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date March 8, 2016
Pages 181
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781137589927
ISBN-10 1137589922
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $30.00
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During the 1990s Francis Fukuyama announced the end of history. The 2000s showed how it is an illusion to imagine a peaceful world without conflict.


In this book the authors explore how six major constraints are set to fix the trajectory of the global economy. Three of them are new: the aging population, the failure of technical progress, and the scarcity of savings. The other three have been at work for some time: the explosion of inequality, the mass transfer of activities from one end of the world to the other, and the limitless financialization of economy. They suggest that like seismic activity which depends on pressure between tectonic plates, the political and social tensions will be exacerbated in the coming years by these major forces. They propose that authorities will be incapable of preventing neither the date nor the intensity of the coming earthquakes, and ask the question: Are we able to cope with these future shocks and the violence they are sure to cause?



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With Anthony Giddens (other contributor), Jean-Herv‚ Lorenzi, Josephine Bacon (other contributor) | from Palgrave Macmillan (March 8, 2016)
9781137589927 | details & prices | 181 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $30.00
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