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The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession

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In 2007, a series of events struck the economy like an earthquake. Leading academic Andrew Gamble provides a lively and readable guide to the events and consequences of the current global economic and political crises. He sets the crisis in historical context, explains why it has happened, analyzes the global cost and assesses possible solutions.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published May 15th 2009)
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Ben Cullimore
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Countless books have been written about the crippling financial crisis that caused such pandemonium almost a decade ago, but The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession is arguably the most articulate and illuminating of them all.

Written and published in 2009 as the effects of the Great Recession started to be felt, Andrew Gamble's excellent guide to the origins and implications of the crisis is as informative as it is engaging. Gamble guides the reader through the
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Ryan
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well there are a few people who are making some money off of the economic crisis- Academics, economists, journalists, activists, etc. A ll of whom are writing the proverbial: how the crisis happened, and what steps can be taken to ensure that another crisis does not happen again type book!

I have been suckered into reading a couple by way of my interest and studies in economics and politics, and I think this one is pretty darn good. It is clear and concise and he brings forth different theories i
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