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              The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society
                

              The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin

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              After decades of pervasive influence over government policy, economists have done much to create the world in which we live. And yet, how well do they actually understand human behaviour? As the Western world turns against `experts', has their time come to an end?

              ISBN 9781509879144
              Released AU 27 Aug 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              The Economists' Hour
               

              The Economists' Hour (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin; Read by Bittner, Dan

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              An original history of ideas, and an unforgettable portrait of power, Binyamin Appelbaum's The Economists' Hour tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution. Before the 1960s, professional economists played little role in politics. As Appelbaum sh...ows in this masterful work of history, when the post-World War Two boom began to sputter, economists rose in influence and power. Over the past half century, they have moved to centre stage, running the US Federal Reserve and the Treasury, overseeing federal regulation, advising presidents to cut taxes and to restrain government spending. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, the number of economists on the federal payroll roughly tripled. Their fundamental belief? That government should stop trying to manage the economy. Their guiding principle? That unfettered markets are the only way to deliver steady growth, and to ensure that the benefits are shared by all. The result? Those economists, and their ideas, have reshaped the modern world, curbing government, unleashing corporations and clearing the way for globalisation. But `the Economists' Hour' failed to deliver prosperity - and the relentless focus on efficiency threatens the future of liberal democracy. This book is a reckoning: the economists' hour is coming to an end, and the world they have left us with feels less predictable than when it began.
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              ISBN 9781529030006
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Economists' Hour

              The Economists' Hour (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin; Read by Bittner, Dan

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              An original history of ideas, and an unforgettable portrait of power, Binyamin Appelbaum's The Economists' Hour tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution. Before the 1960s, professional economists played little role in politics. As Appelbaum sh...ows in this masterful work of history, when the post-World War Two boom began to sputter, economists rose in influence and power. Over the past half century, they have moved to centre stage, running the US Federal Reserve and the Treasury, overseeing federal regulation, advising presidents to cut taxes and to restrain government spending. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, the number of economists on the federal payroll roughly tripled. Their fundamental belief? That government should stop trying to manage the economy. Their guiding principle? That unfettered markets are the only way to deliver steady growth, and to ensure that the benefits are shared by all. The result? Those economists, and their ideas, have reshaped the modern world, curbing government, unleashing corporations and clearing the way for globalisation. But `the Economists' Hour' failed to deliver prosperity - and the relentless focus on efficiency threatens the future of liberal democracy. This book is a reckoning: the economists' hour is coming to an end, and the world they have left us with feels less predictable than when it began.
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              ISBN 9781529030013
              Published AU 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
               

              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin

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              A Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller In this lively and entertaining (Liaquat Ahamed, The New Yorker) history of ideas, New York Times editorial writer Binyamin Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution. Before the 1960s, America...n politicians had never paid much attention to economists. But as the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists gained influence and power. In The Economists' Hour, Binyamin Appelbaum traces the rise of the economists, first in the United States and then around the globe, as their ideas reshaped the modern world, curbing government, unleashing corporations and hastening globalization. Some leading figures are relatively well-known, such as Milton Friedman, the elfin libertarian who had a greater influence on American life than any other economist of his generation, and Arthur Laffer, who sketched a curve on a cocktail napkin that helped to make tax cuts a staple of conservative economic policy. Others stayed out of the limelight, but left a lasting impact on modern life: Walter Oi, a blind economist who dictated to his wife and assistants some of the calculations that persuaded President Nixon to end military conscription; Alfred Kahn, who deregulated air travel and rejoiced in the crowded cabins on commercial flights as the proof of his success; and Thomas Schelling, who put a dollar value on human life. Their fundamental belief? That government should stop trying to manage the economy. Their guiding principle? That markets would deliver steady growth, and ensure that all Americans shared in the benefits. But the Economists' Hour failed to deliver on its promise of broad prosperity. And the single-minded embrace of markets has come at the expense of economic equality, the health of liberal democracy, and future generations. Timely, engaging and expertly researched, The Economists' Hour is a reckoning-and a call for people to rewrite the rules of the market.
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              ISBN 9780316512343
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Back Bay Books
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              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
               

              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society (Hardback)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin

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              An original history of ideas, and an unforgettable portrait of power, The Economists' Hour by New York Times-editorial writer Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution.

              ISBN 9780316512329
              Released AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
                

              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin; Read by Bittner, Dan

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              An original history of ideas, and an unforgettable portrait of power, The Economists' Hour by New York Times editorial writer Binyamin Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution. Before the 1960s, professional economists played little ...role in American politics. As Binyamin Appelbaum shows in this masterful work of history, when the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists rose in influence and power. Over the past half century, they have moved to center stage, running the Federal Reserve and the Treasury, overseeing federal regulation, advising presidents to cut taxes and to restrain government spending. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, the number of economists on the federal payroll roughly tripled. Their fundamental belief? That government should stop trying to manage the economy. Their guiding principle? That unfettered markets are the only way to deliver steady growth, and to ensure that all Americans share in the benefits. The result? Those economists, and their ideas, have reshaped the modern world, curbing government, unleashing corporations, and clearing the way for globalization. But the Economists' Hour failed to deliver prosperity-and the relentless focus on efficiency threatens the future of liberal democracy.
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              ISBN 9781549153310
              Released AU 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society
                

              The Economists' Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society (Audio CD / Audio, Library ed.)

              By Appelbaum, Binyamin; Read by Bittner, Dan

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              An original history of ideas, and an unforgettable portrait of power, The Economists' Hour by New York Times editorial writer Binyamin Appelbaum tells the story of the people who sparked four decades of economic revolution. Before the 1960s, professional economists played little ...role in American politics. As Binyamin Appelbaum shows in this masterful work of history, when the post-World War II boom began to sputter, economists rose in influence and power. Over the past half century, they have moved to center stage, running the Federal Reserve and the Treasury, overseeing federal regulation, advising presidents to cut taxes and to restrain government spending. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, the number of economists on the federal payroll roughly tripled. Their fundamental belief? That government should stop trying to manage the economy. Their guiding principle? That unfettered markets are the only way to deliver steady growth, and to ensure that all Americans share in the benefits. The result? Those economists, and their ideas, have reshaped the modern world, curbing government, unleashing corporations, and clearing the way for globalization. But the Economists' Hour failed to deliver prosperity-and the relentless focus on efficiency threatens the future of liberal democracy.
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              ISBN 9781549100154
              Released AU 3 Sep 2019
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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