The Economists' Voice

The Economists' Voice

Top Economists Take on Today's Problems

Book - 2008
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In this valuable resource, more than thirty of the world's top economists offer innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on our most pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, tax reform, real estate, and political and social policy, including an extensive look at the economics of capital punishment, welfare reform, and the recent presidential elections.

Contributors are Nobel Prize winners, former presidential advisers, well-respected columnists, academics, and practitioners from across the political spectrum. Joseph E. Stiglitz takes a hard look at the high cost of the Iraq War; Nobel Laureates Kenneth Arrow, Thomas Schelling, and Stiglitz provide insight and advice on global warming; Paul Krugman demystifies Social Security; Bradford DeLong presents divergent views on the coming dollar crisis; Diana Farrell reconsiders the impact of U.S. offshoring; Michael J. Boskin distinguishes what is "sense" and what is "nonsense" in discussions of federal deficits and debt; and Ronald I. McKinnon points out the consequences of the deindustrialization of America.

Additional essays question whether welfare reform was successful and explore the economic consequences of global warming and the rebuilding of New Orleans. They describe how a simple switch in auto insurance policy could benefit the environment; unravel the dangers of an unchecked housing bubble; and investigate the mishandling of the lending institutions Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Balancing empirical data with economic theory, The Economists' Voice proves that the unique perspective of the economist is a vital one for understanding today's world.

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Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9780231143646
Branch Call Number: 330.9051 ECONOMIS
Characteristics: viii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Nov 14, 2013

[UPDATE: Hillary Clinton is getting close to the nomination so let's review: she has helped to offshore many jobs both as senator and as secretary of state, and promoting the TPP, the ultimate workers' rights killer; her brother, Tony Rodham, made a fortune as a lobbyist for the jobs-offshoring industry; husband Bill has made many, many millions as a lobbyist for every FTA since leaving the presidency; Chelsea earned big bucks at McKinsey helping to offshore American jobs! ]
Amazing, some of these so-called economists aren't even economists, like the infamous jobs offshoring specialist and non-economist, Diana Farrell: // U.S. offshoring: small steps to make it win-win / Diana Farrell \\ This AM on NPR's Market Place, the utterly disingenous Farrell, who founded the JP Morgan Chase Institute [for the public good, her words, not mine]***** spewed forth on a study of thousands of credit card records and bank records and ascertained that Americans weren't well situated to handle any minor financial crisis, but neglected to mention that all the hundreds of thousands of American jobs she helped offshore had anything to do with the situation. Such pure evil and amorality truly boggles the mind of sane humans!

*****This week Chase was penalized for currency markets fraud, exactly what they were penalized for 14 years ago, with the intervening years they have rigged the LIBOR rates, interest rate swap rates, gold and silver markets, commodities, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera - - super-criminals to the max!


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