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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 Routledge
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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.
Michael Knolla
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While the academic nature of some of the articles included in this collection can make for very dense reading the central pieces which describe of economic stability creates economic instability by changing risk tolerances and encouraging leverage are well articulated. While Minsky Moments May never garner the intellectual currency of Taleb’s Black Swans understanding them is incredibly valuable.
Sheng Peng
Apr 12, 2019 rated it liked it
It's literally a collection of Minsky's papers. So describing them as essays might have been kind of a con job. Nonetheless, the words are filled with wisdom and the theory makes a lot of sense.
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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Hyman Philip Minsky (September 23, 1919 – October 24, 1996) was an American economist, a professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis, and a distinguished scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His research attempted to provide an understanding and explanation of the characteristics of financial crises, which he attributed to swings in a potentially fragile financ ...more