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'A well-reported and researched history of the ways in which plucky economists helped rewrite policy in America and Europe and across emerging markets.' The Economist
'A highly readable, exhilaratingly detailed biographical account.' Sunday Telegraph
As the post-World War II economic boom began to falter in the late 1960s, a new breed of economists gained influence and power. Over time, their ideas reshaped the modern world, curbing governments, unleashing corporations and hastening globalization.
Their fundamental belief? That governments should stop trying to manage the
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'A well-reported and researched history of the ways in which plucky economists helped rewrite policy in America and Europe and across emerging markets.' The Economist

'A highly readable, exhilaratingly detailed biographical account.' Sunday Telegraph

As the post-World War II economic boom began to falter in the late 1960s, a new breed of economists gained influence and power. Over time, their ideas reshaped the modern world, curbing governments, unleashing corporations and hastening globalization.

Their fundamental belief? That governments should stop trying to manage the economy.

Their guiding principle? That markets would deliver steady growth and broad prosperity.

But the economists' hour failed to deliver on its premise. The single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, the health of liberal democracy and of future generations. Across the world, from both right and left, the assumptions of the once-dominant school of free-market economic thought are being challenged, as we count the costs as well as the gains of its influence.

In The Economists' Hour, acclaimed New York Times writer Binyamin Appelbaum provides both a reckoning with the past and a call for a different future.

'A reminder of the power of ideas to shape the course of history.' New Yorker


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  • Verlag: Pan Macmillan
  • Seitenzahl: 352
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. September 2019
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781509879168
  • Artikelnr.: 57078793
Autorenporträt
Binyamin Appelbaum writes about economics and business for the editorial page of the New York Times. From 2010 to 2019, he was a Washington correspondent for the Times, covering economic policy in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. He previously worked for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Charlotte Observer, where his reporting on subprime lending won a George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, DC.