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A Failure of Capitalism

The Crisis of ’08 and the Descent into Depression

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674060395

Publication Date: 05/31/2011


368 pages

4-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches


  • Preface
  • 1. The Depression and Its Proximate Causes
  • 2. The Crisis in Banking
  • 3. The Underlying Causes
  • 4. Why a Depression Was Not Anticipated
  • 5. The Government Responds
  • 6. A Silver Lining?
  • 7. What We Are Learning about Capitalism and Government
  • 8. The Economics Profession Asleep at the Switch
  • 9. Apportioning Blame
  • 10. The Way Forward
  • 11. The Future of Conservatism
  • Conclusion
  • Further Readings
  • Index

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