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The American Phoenix: And why China and Europe will struggle after the coming slump

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“Charles Dumas...clear analysis and convincing detail” –Paul A. Volcker

2012 will bring another global economic crisis. It could have been avoided if America and other deficit countries had embarked on currency devaluation and tighter domestic policy to sustain recovery and growth, but they didn't. Savings-rich countries, notably China, have not helped.

Charles Dumas and Dia
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Profile Books
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Paul W
If you are focused on an optimistic interpretation of the current economic situation you should probably avoid this book. The author explicitly acknowledges that "this is a gloomy book" and he is not incorrect.
Dumas returns to the theme of his previous book that "the excess saving habit", particularly of Germany and China, is "the primary economic cause of the imbalances" and the crisis. He cites the persistent low real interest rate as conclusive economic proof of a supply push rather than a de
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tenio latev
i ve met mrs choleva in hong kong before i knew about this book. i must admit that the information presented fully reflects my opinion on the current situation! the authors have well reseached topics and demonstrate the ability to connect the dots on the global economic map.
i strongly recomend the book to every macro fund manager and of course to every reader who needs "a second opinion" about the interconnection between the major world economies.
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