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Debtors' Prison free pdf Since the financial crisis of 2008, the conversation about economic recovery has centered on the question of debt: whether we have too much of it, whose debt to forgive, and how to cut the deficit. But what if we ve been asking the wrong questions all along? In "Debtors Prison," leading economic thinker Robert Kuttner makes the most powerful argument to date that with austerity as a solution all we re doing is jailing ourselves. Just as debtors prisons once prevented individuals from resuming a productive life, austerity measures shackle, rather than restore, economic growth. This is the simple truth belied by the sound bites of presidential elections and fiscal-cliff debates, and the perverse policies of the European Union. Blending current affairs with economics and history, from"Robinson Crusoe"author Daniel Defoe s campaign for debt forgiveness in the seventeenth century to the two world wars and Bretton Woods, Kuttner uncovers the double standards in the politics of debt. Lucid, authoritative, provocative a book that corrects the economic conversation and encourages a search for new solutions."

About Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is cofounder and coeditor of "The American Prospect" magazine, as well as a professor at Brandeis University s Heller School. He was a longtime columnist for "BusinessWeek" and continues to write columns in "The Boston Globe, The New York Times Global Edition, "and" The Huffington Post. "This is his tenth book."

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Author : Robert Kuttner
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 09 June 2015
ISBN : 1101910526
EAN : 9781101910528
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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