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Crunch Time: Using and Abusing Keynes to Fight the Twin Crises of Our Era

Crunch Time: Using and Abusing Keynes to Fight the Twin Crises of Our Era (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kevin, Tony

As the world struggles with the twin crises of economic catastrophe and rapidly accelerating climate disruption, a new urgency has entered into discussions of what needs to be done. In America, President Obama has launched a massive series of government reforms and economic inter...ventions, linking them with a serious environmental agenda. His inspired adoption of green Keynesianism stands in sharp contrast to Australia's pursuit of short-term economic fixes, and its continual downplaying of our environmental problems. Kevin Rudd has announced that 'we are all Keynesians now', but this adoption of Richard Nixon's famous line is only true on the surface. Apart from embracing deficit-funded spending in search of infrastructure 'multipliers', our political elites refuse to make rational policy connections between the economy and the natural environment, and to think about these things in an integrated way. Instead, disruptive global warming has now been rolled into a policy siding, as the national policy train roars on in desperate pursuit of revived economic prosperity. Tony Kevin argues that this approach is no longer defensible or practical. We have reached a crunch time, and we need to apply the genuine, profound insights of John Maynard Keynes to help feed and employ us while we reinvent Australia as a renewable energy-based economy that will sustain our children's and grandchildren's climate security.
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ISBN 9781921372933
Published AU 28 Aug 2009
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781921372933
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 28 Aug 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kevin, Tony
Category Central Government Policies
Political Economy
Environmental Economics
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 320.01
Weight 399g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric - Australia, Financial crises - Australia, Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly