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The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and… (original 1999; edition 2004)

by Paul R. Krugman

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"This national bestseller chronicles the dangers of an administration that has raised dishonesty to dizzying heights. Economist Paul Krugman exposes the facts that speak for themselves. From identifying the flaws in George W. Bush's economic plans to telling the story behind California's energy crisis, to revealing the administration's reasons for going to war in Iraq, Krugman offers justification for his criticisms and sets the first years of the twenty-first century in a stark new light. This up-to-date edition includes a new introduction and other material that reflect the events of 2004"--Jacket.… (more)
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Title:The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Updated and Expanded)
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The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century by Paul R. Krugman (1999)

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Princeton Univ Professor and NY Times columnist goes on the attack to expose the incompetence and wickness of the Bush Administration as being responsible for the 2008 economic meltdown. Must have for the economics library. ( )
  atufft | Jul 16, 2019 |
No need to read this book front to back, and some of it is outdated now, but its a nice collection of columns from a sensible voice. ( )
  burningdervish | Nov 29, 2016 |
Excellent book. Even I have come to a better understanding of economics and how the US has been affected by economic policies in the last few years. ( )
1 vote IllanoyGal | Jun 4, 2010 |
Read from the perspective of the Meltdown, Krugman was giving warning in these compiled editorials. This is an excellent book, worth going back to how we got here. Updated August 5, 2011 stock market crashing again.....As far back as 2002 Krugman was writing in his collected oped pieces for the NY Times in The Great Unraveling "Uncle Alan may not be able to save us single-handedly"

December 19, 2008 Krugman gave a really interesting speech about the meltdown and what might be ahead...2010 might see things getting better, but then worse....and he also favored infrastructure assistance, ideally cultural assistance, but not likely.

His talk to the National Press Club is live right now. I do not know how long it can be accessed

http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&amp... ( )
  carterchristian1 | Mar 14, 2009 |
Possibly the greatest political book I've read yet, and it's by an economist. The great unraveling is America's descent over the past six years from economic boom and the political reasons that contribute to it. Krugman writes often that he had no intention of commenting on politics in his New York Times column, but the actions of Bush administration led him to take verbal action. No knee-jerk lefty he, Krugman does a brilliant job of justifying why the Bush administration is hurting the American economy as well as policy. The columns are arranged thematically, and it's interesting to see Krugman's comments on a certain issue develop over the years, although it also lends itself to a lot of annoying repetition one would not notice so much reading a weekly column.

"The point is the contrast between image and reality. Mr. Bush portrays himself as a regular guy, someone ordinary Americans can identify with. But his personal fortune was built on privilege and insider dealings -- and after his Harken sale, on large-scale corporate welfare. Some people have it easy." p. 121

"Strange, isn't it? If you're a low-paid worker, or an energy consumer, the free market is sacrosanct -- it would be a terrible thing if government provided you with any assistance. But energy producers apparently need special encouragement to do their regular job." p. 331 ( )
1 vote Othemts | Jun 25, 2008 |
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This is a collection of columns written in the past three years by a world famous economists. It's a period we recognise as a turning-point in the world of business and American politics. Events such as the dotcom boom and bust, corporate scandals, the election of George Bush, 9/11 and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, have conspired to turn Paul Krugman into the most prominent and scathing of President Bush's critics
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"This national bestseller chronicles the dangers of an administration that has raised dishonesty to dizzying heights. Economist Paul Krugman exposes the facts that speak for themselves. From identifying the flaws in George W. Bush's economic plans to telling the story behind California's energy crisis, to revealing the administration's reasons for going to war in Iraq, Krugman offers justification for his criticisms and sets the first years of the twenty-first century in a stark new light. This up-to-date edition includes a new introduction and other material that reflect the events of 2004"--Jacket.

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