Consequences of Economic Downturn: Beyond the Usual by Martha A. Starr (eds.)

By Martha A. Starr (eds.)

The 2007-09 monetary drawback and financial downturn inflicted significant problem at the U.S. inhabitants. This booklet argues that the monetary main issue and resulting recession mirrored not only a malfunctioning of the economic system - but in addition inequalities and insecurities in entry to livelihoods that desire well-off teams and go away usual humans shouldering undue burdens of draw back chance. This ebook, a set of unique papers via prime social economists and students in comparable fields, examines social, distributional, and moral dimensions of the downturn. it may be of large curiosity to the social-science and economic-policy groups.

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He warned about the bubble “very gently and felt vulnerable expressing such quirky views. Deviating too far from consensus leaves one feeling potentially ostracized from the group, with the risk that one may be terminated” (Shiller 2008, 5). ” In this sense efficient-market acolytes were like any other academic movement. But unlike, say, deconstructionist literary theorists, finance professors had an enormous impact on the business world— and not incidentally, some of them made a lot of money. (Krugman 2009a, 11) Eichengreen concludes that the complicity of the economics profession in the crisis lay not in its failure of imagination, but in its failure of fortitude and independent-mindedness.

New York: Bloomsbury Press. Part I Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Economic Policy Chapter 2 The Economic Crisis and the Crisis in Economics George DeMartino Introduction In many quarters, it has long been accepted that the discourses economists construct when theorizing do not simply mirror the external world but also define it and influence its course in fundamental ways (Gibson-Graham 1996; Ruccio and Amariglio 2003). But this insight tends to be of little interest to most economists, who hold fast to much more conventional epistemological presumptions.

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