Political Science

The Great Deformation

The Great Deformation

Author: David Stockman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781586489137

Category: Political Science

Page: 768

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A New York Times bestseller The Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington's craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state -- especially the Federal Reserve -- has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These forces have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America's private enterprise foundation to morph into a speculative casino that swindles the masses and enriches the few. Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. The former includes Franklin Roosevelt, who fathered crony capitalism; Richard Nixon, who destroyed national financial discipline and the Bretton Woods gold-backed dollar; Fed chairmen Greenspan and Bernanke, who fostered our present scourge of bubble finance and addiction to debt and speculation; George W. Bush, who repudiated fiscal rectitude and ballooned the warfare state via senseless wars; and Barack Obama, who revived failed Keynesian "borrow and spend" policies that have driven the national debt to perilous heights. By contrast, the book also traces a parade of statesmen who championed balanced budgets and financial market discipline including Carter Glass, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Bill Simon, Paul Volcker, Bill Clinton, and Sheila Bair. Stockman's analysis skewers Keynesian spenders and GOP tax-cutters alike, showing how they converged to bloat the welfare state, perpetuate the military-industrial complex, and deplete the revenue base -- even as the Fed's massive money printing allowed politicians to enjoy "deficits without tears." But these policies have also fueled new financial bubbles and favored Wall Street with cheap money and rigged stock and bond markets, while crushing Main Street savers and punishing family budgets with soaring food and energy costs. The Great Deformation explains how we got here and why these warped, crony capitalist policies are an epochal threat to free market prosperity and American political democracy.
Business & Economics

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America

Author: Stephen Haber

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press

ISBN: 9780817999667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 949

Crony capitalism systems—in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value—are a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America. Haber and his expert contributors draw from case studies in Mexico, Brazil, and other countries around the world to examine the causes and consequences of cronyism.
Capitalism

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America: Theory and Evidence

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America: Theory and Evidence

Author: Stephen H. Haber

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 0817999639

Category: Capitalism

Page: 173

View: 714

Crony capitalism systems?in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value?are a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America. Haber and his expert contributors draw from case studies in Mexico, Brazil, and other countries around the world to examine the causes and consequences of cronyism.
Business & Economics

Crony Capitalism in America 2008-2012

Crony Capitalism in America 2008-2012

Author: Hunter Lewis

Publisher: Ac Books

ISBN: 0988726726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 636

We see it everywhere: shady deals between politicians, regulators, and powerful private interests. Increasingly this is how our economy is run. This title tells us in clear and simple terms what is wrong and what needs to be done about it.

This American Moment:Thoughts on the American Condition

This American Moment:Thoughts on the American Condition

Author: M. G. Montpelier

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483454436

Category:

Page: 130

View: 890

THIS AMERICAN MOMENT is a commentary on the frustration, challenges, and uncertainty of a people suffering - a people struggling day-to-day to survive economic agenda of America's Subsistence Trickle-Down Society. "Today I bear witness to the duplicity, iniquity, and pretension of this American Moment; /Today I face the frustration, uncertainty, and despair of a people living 'in quiet desperation;' /Today I endure the ordeal, misery, and distress of a proud industrious people; /Today I struggle to survive the betrayal, corruption, and desolation of Deregulation, Free Trade, and the Robber Barons of this American Moment; /Today I know this day is my every day for all my tomorrows." M.G. Montpelier M.G. Montpelier is a Catholic, Eagle Scout, teacher, genealogist, and retired Federal officer. He is a native of Rouses Point, New York; a graduate of Paul Smith's College and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh; and in retirement enjoys riding the rails of the world's classic rail journeys.
Business & Economics

GREED IS GOOD BIG IS BAD

GREED IS GOOD BIG IS BAD

Author: Michael Engmann

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499012811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 920

"As a true capitalist and believer in the greatness of America, I have been compelled to write this book. Our great country is being torpedoed by our politicians and our media. I couldn't stand by and say nothing
Political Science

Dilemmas of Domination

Dilemmas of Domination

Author: Walden Bello

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 0805074023

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 259

From the acclaimed globalization critic, a far-reaching analysis of America's military, economic, and political vulnerability The empire seems unassailable, but the empire is weak-and precisely because of its imperial ambitions. So argues Walden Bello's provocative new book, which systematically dissects the strategic, economic, and political dilemmas confronting America as a consequence of its quest for global domination. An award-winning development expert, Bello shows how despite the enormity of the U.S. defense budget, American forces are already overextended, a condition bound to intensify as each local "victory" breeds simmering resistance and new confrontation. He points to the empire's looming economic breakdown, the result of its gargantuan military costs, record-breaking deficits, and exploitative trade and investment relations with developing countries. On the political front, he warns of the bitter disillusionment mounting around the world in response to America's failure to champion liberal democracy. Everywhere America goes, crony capitalism, hostile coercion, and gross inequalities in income eat away at expectations of justice and inclusion. A clear and prophetic examination, Dilemmas of Domination reveals a not-too-distant future in which the empire's hidden weaknesses will yield fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Business & Economics

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America

Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin America

Author: Stephen Haber

Publisher:

ISBN: 0817999671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 619

Crony capitalism systems--in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value--are a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America. Haber and his expert contributors draw from case studies in Mexico, Brazil, and other countries around the world to examine the causes and consequences of cronyism.
Political Science

Dilemmas of Domination

Dilemmas of Domination

Author: Walden Bello

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781466857643

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 523

From the acclaimed globalization critic, a far-reaching analysis of America's military, economic, and political vulnerability The empire seems unassailable, but the empire is weak-and precisely because of its imperial ambitions. So argues Walden Bello's provocative new book, which systematically dissects the strategic, economic, and political dilemmas confronting America as a consequence of its quest for global domination. An award-winning development expert, Bello shows how despite the enormity of the U.S. defense budget, American forces are already overextended, a condition bound to intensify as each local "victory" breeds simmering resistance and new confrontation. He points to the empire's looming economic breakdown, the result of its gargantuan military costs, record-breaking deficits, and exploitative trade and investment relations with developing countries. On the political front, he warns of the bitter disillusionment mounting around the world in response to America's failure to champion liberal democracy. Everywhere America goes, crony capitalism, hostile coercion, and gross inequalities in income eat away at expectations of justice and inclusion. A clear and prophetic examination, Dilemmas of Domination reveals a not-too-distant future in which the empire's hidden weaknesses will yield fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Political Science

How Karl Marx Can Save American Capitalism

How Karl Marx Can Save American Capitalism

Author: Ronald W. Dworkin, MD

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498509732

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 117

A battle now rages in the U.S. between crony capitalism and capitalism, with the future of liberal democracy at stake. This book argues that capitalism can—and should—prevail, but to do so lawmakers must change direction and address core areas of instability in people’s private lives that Karl Marx’s ideas expose.
Political Science

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568585659

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 749

A #1 Sunday Times bestseller [UK] A titanic battle is being waged for Europe's integrity and soul, with the forces of reason and humanism losing out to growing irrationality, authoritarianism, and malice, promoting inequality and austerity. The whole world has a stake in a victory for rationality, liberty, democracy, and humanism. In January 2015, Yanis Varoufakis, an economics professor teaching in Austin, Texas, was elected to the Greek parliament with more votes than any other member of parliament. He was appointed finance minister and, in the whirlwind five months that followed, everything he had warned about-the perils of the euro's faulty design, the European Union's shortsighted austerity policies, financialized crony capitalism, American complicity and rising authoritarianism-was confirmed as the "troika" (the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, and European Commission) stonewalled his efforts to resolve Greece's economic crisis. Here, Varoufakis delivers a fresh look at the history of Europe's crisis and America's central role in it. He presents the ultimate case against austerity, proposing concrete policies for Europe that are necessary to address its crisis and avert contagion to America, China, and the rest of the world. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European monetary union should, and can, be avoided at all cost.
Political Science

The Current American Civil War, a Global Perspective

The Current American Civil War, a Global Perspective

Author: Kern G. Lim

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480863996

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 785

After the last Civil War, America emerged a stronger and more united country that went on to witness major economic growth and become a major force for Democracy around the World. America is currently in a New Cold Civil War, it is at a critical inflection point and faces the most serious threat to its democracy in its history. Its Dynamic Free Market Capitalism has been replaced by Crony Capitalism from Wall Street, which is hobbling the proper allocation of Financial Capital to Main Street, thereby stifling real new business growth. In this political commentary, the author argues that we still do not fully understand the negative effects of convergence and consolidation in information technology. We are also overlooking the fact that the rhetoric in both the social and Main-stream Media are being monopolized by the same special interest groups that funds the Activists and control a majority of information technology companies. While muckraker journalists used to look out for our interests, today the media are mostly in cahoots with the tech companies as well as celebrities, activist judges, corporations, and Wall Street capitalists. As such the American people stand alone with no one on their side except the current President whom they had elected on 8th Nov 2016. With odds stacked against them, do Americans stand a chance? Get the answer to that question and many more, also discover what you can do to protect American democracy and help unchain free market capitalism to drive economic growth in America. In our current environment of emotional hysteria hyped up by the Social and Main-stream Media, this book attempts a facts-based approach, leveraging business management methodologies and discipline to analyze issues and their causations. All derived conclusions are also supported by historical equivalents, fundamental concepts per relevant disciplines, related organizational Cultures and finally the motivations and personal agendas of the participants. This fresh new approach is most interesting as it is neither aligned with the left nor right, an independent, unbiased approach to problem-solving.