The Economics of Global Turbulence

The Advanced Capitalist Economies from Long Boom to Long Downturn, 1945-2005
Product Number: EB00691630
Released: Sep 01, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786630506
Publisher: Verso
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Description

New edition of Brenner's now classic survey of the world economy from 1950 to the present For years, the discipline of economics has been moving steadily away from the real world towards formalized axioms and mathematical models with only a precarious bearing on actuality. Commentators seek to fill the gap as best they can, but in the absence of real background scholarship, journalism is vulnerable to the myopias of fashion and immediacy. The deeper enigmas of post-war development remain in either case largely untouched. Bringing together the strengths of both the economist and the historian, Robert Brenner rises to this challenge. In this work, a revised and newly introduced edition of his acclaimed New Left Review special report, he charts the turbulent post-war history of the global system and unearths the mechanisms of over production and over-competition which lie behind its long-term crisis since the early 1970s, thereby demonstrating the thoroughly systematic factors behind wage repression, high unemployment and unequal development, and raising disturbing and far-reaching questions about its future trajectory. In this new edition, Brenner brings the story up to date, taking into account the great financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Robert Brenner
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2020

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