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False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy

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Despite reports that the recession may be over, the unemployment rate is more than ten percent and home foreclosures are at a record high. It’s no secret that the U.S. economy is in shambles because of the recent housing bubble. However, according to Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the people who looked the other way as the eight trillion dollar housing bubble grew unchecked are trying to rewrite history by downplaying the impact of the bubble. In Baker’s new book, False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy, he recounts the strategies used by the country’s top economic policymakers to keep the American public unaware of their failure to recognize the housing bubble and to take steps to rein it in before it grew to unprecedented levels, resulting in the loss of millions of jobs, homes, and the life savings for tens of millions of people.

 

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Building on the author’s expertise, False Profits recounts the causes of the economic meltdown, dissects the government’s inadequate responses to it, and offers a thoughtful progressive program for rebuilding the economy and reforming the financial system.

About the Author

Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic Policy and Research in Washington DC. He is author of several books, including Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy (PoliPoint), The United States Since 1980 (Cambridge University Press), The Conservative Nanny State (Lulu), and Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot; University of Chicago Press). A columnist for the Guardian, The American Prospect, and Truthout.org, Baker writes regularly for the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the Financial Times, and appears frequently on National Public Radio, CNN, CNBC, and PBS’s NewsHour. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D.in economics from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982417126
Author:
Baker, Dean
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Government & Business
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Financial crises -- United States.
Subject:
Finance -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
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CourseSmart Subject Description
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CURRENT AFFAIRS, CORPORATE HISTORIES, POLITICAL ECONOMY, ECONOMICS
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Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
8.44x5.52x.49 in. .56 lbs.

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