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Can "It" Happen Again?: Essays on Instability and Finance

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First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor&Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 301 pages
Published June 1st 1982 by M.E. Sharpe
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Darius
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
The book is a collection of articles and papers, many going over the same topic. Since most are written for academic publications, they're dense. Most people would do better reading a modern re-telling by someone sympathetic to Minsky's views: e.g. Steve Keen.
Gregg Wingo
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is less a book than a collection of Minsky's papers published over the years in various economic journals. Of course, this is a plus on two points 1) It is economics not philosophy and 2) It allows the reader to see the evolution of his thought from the the 60s to the early 80s.

In Chapter Two Minsky provides the basic formula for the relationship of our advance economy:

After Tax Profits = Investment + the Government Deficit - the Balance of Trade Deficit + Consumption Out of Profit Income
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