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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 sudden
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Crown Business (first published 2010)
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Robert LoCicero
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
A masterful analysis of the recent global economic crisis which continues in a less intensive manner at the present time. The authors present historical economic events in an easy to understand prose which is both entertaining and highly informative. Economic principles in finance, currency, trade and monetary techniques are fully explored and broken down for the reader as to how they interacted and developed in this current crisis. The authors present interesting vignettes concerning famous eco ...more
Syed Ashrafulla
Sep 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: macroeconomics
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
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
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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