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The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top

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We Have a World-Class Mess . . . Now What?

Amid the carnage of bankruptcies, soaring unemployment, and millions of families losing their homes during the financial crisis of 2007–2009 lay the bloody corpse of a set of ideas that had underpinned the economics of the previous thirty years. A system that had been delivering unprecedented prosperity on a global scale suddenly
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Crown Business (first published 2010)
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Syed Ashrafulla
This book is almost a walking contradiction. Every position put forth is a change on everyone who is not a banker, while every example in the book is about a change in banking that resulted in social, environmental and financial long-term gain. While I understand that I may be biased by my political beliefs, I do not consider those to be the cause of my disdain for the authors of this book. They want citizens to know what options are, governments to have omniscient knowledge of private affairs, ...more
Catherine
A history of bubbles, depressions, economic philosophy, the morality of capitalism, and everything anybody is wondering about right now in terms of the economy and how to recover from it. I can't say how helpful this book was in understanding our current economic debacle. I'm very impressed with this guy. Very worth reading.
Arithmomaniac
A comprehensive, if simple, book, It reads too much like an article from the economist - regulars won't find much new here.
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MATTHEW BISHOP is the US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief of The Economist, and the co-author, with Michael Green, of several acclaimed books, including "Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World" and "The Road From Ruin". His first e-book, again written with Mr Green, is "In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty", which will be published by Amazon and The ...more
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