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An Extraordinary Time characters ´ 7 The decades after World War II were a golden age across much of the world It was a time of economic miracles an era when steady jobs were easy to find and families could see their living standards improving year after year And then around 1973 the good times vanished The world economy slumped badly then settled into the slow erratic growth that had been the norm before the war The result was an era of anxiety uncertainty and political extremism that we are still grappling with today In An Extraordinary Time acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson describes how the end of the postwar. Stunning analysis of the economic history of the 1970s I find an apt comparison between the ungovernabilty of that era and the present which both led to sharp turns toward the right in the capitalist democracies

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An Extraordinary Time characters ´ 7 Boom reverberated throughout the global economy bringing energy shortages financial crises soaring unemployment and a gnawing sense of insecurity Politicians suddenly unable to deliver the prosperity of years past railed haplessly against currency speculators oil sheikhs and other forces they could not control From Sweden to Southern California citizens grew suspicious of their newly ineffective governments and rebelled against the high taxes needed to support social welfare programs enacted when coffers were flush Almost everywhere the pendulum swung to the right bringing politicians. Here is another book that I read for a class this time a class on US economic history after 1865 This book was eye opening and focused just as much on the rest of the world as it did on the United States you get a whirlwind tour of all the major parts of western economic history after World War II you need to look elsewhere for a similar survey of the Communist bloc of the time Marc Levinson examines the causes of the extraordinary economic growth following the end of World War II what led it to slow down and curdle in the mid 1970s and why in his very persuasive opinion won t come back For me this book explains the origins of today s economic discontent and it should be reuired reading for the MAGA crowd there was no globalist conspiracy to take away your jobs and America won t be great again in the way you want it to be great Instead economic forces beyond any one person s control ended those great times and they are unlikely to return Levinson offers hope though rather than recreate the bygone never to return days past we should work to make our now ordinary economy work for as many people as possible Making economic policy for the present rather than the past is the only way forward and it would behoove the world to understand that to learn from history before it even gets a chance to repeat itself If you want to understand our current economic climate I highly recommend this book to you

Read Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Marc Levinson

An Extraordinary Time characters ´ 7 Like Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan to power But their promise that deregulation privatization lower tax rates and smaller government would restore economic security and robust growth proved unfounded Although the guiding hand of the state could no longer deliver the steady economic performance the public had come to expect free market policies were eually unable to do so The golden age would not come back again A sweeping reappraisal of the last sixty years of world history An Extraordinary Time forces us to come to terms with how little control we actually have over the economy. If you ve taken an international economics course in undergrad at any time in the past 15 years say using Krugman s textbook on the matter or an euivalent you ve covered 45 or of the material in this book In this respect the book is a surprisingly standard historicalpolitical analysis of western monetary policy in the 30 glorious years post war as well as the 80s 90sUnfortunately not much explanation or discussion is dedicated at peeling back possible reasons to explain the lowered annual GDP growth in the US economy except in the last 40 mins of the listen The explanations are all standard and amount to the notion that innovation is now the main driver of growth and there is far from a 11 relationship between capital spend on related activities and actual output or spillover Useful only if you are unfamiliar with the standard treatment Need focus comparingcontrasting the differential growth between that era and our own and bringing forward possible prescriptive policies


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    PDF An Extraordinary Time review An Extraordinary Time Very descriptive history of the end of the post war boom in the 1970s This is a period I read about a lot It is a place of turns for the worse a point where things went terribly wrong This period should get attention than the 1960s or 1980s

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    PDF An Extraordinary Time This review was written in multiple parts over a working dayAn Extraordinary Time The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy by Marc Levinson is an examination of the economic downturn in the 1970's and a look at what Levinson terms as the end of the post WWII boom After WWII many Western nations as

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    Marc Levinson Ê 7 Read Read Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Marc Levinson review An Extraordinary Time Stunning analysis of the economic history of the 1970s I find an apt comparison between the ungovernabilty of that era and the present which both led to sharp turns toward the right in the capitalist democracies

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    PDF An Extraordinary Time Here is another book that I read for a class this time a class on US economic history after 1865 This book was eye opening and focused just as much on the rest of the world as it did on the United States you get a whirlwind tour of all the ma

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    review An Extraordinary Time Marc Levinson Ê 7 Read PDF An Extraordinary Time I thought that this book was generally boring but it spurred uite a heated discussion in my book group

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    review An Extraordinary Time PDF An Extraordinary Time Read Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Marc Levinson This is an odd book It purports to demonstrate that mature economies such as the US Western Europe and Japan can grow rapidly in special circumstances basically he uses the recovery from WW2 as his example and then settle back to lower growth for the long term What he actually does is spend two short chapters on the postwar boom the rest of the book on the difficult decade following the oil shock of 1973 and

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    PDF An Extraordinary Time review An Extraordinary Time If you've taken an international economics course in undergrad at any time in the past 15 years say using Krugman's textbook on the matter or an euivalent you've covered 45 or of the material in this book In this respect the book is a surprisingly standard historicalpolitical analysis of western monetary policy in the 30 glorious years post war as well as the 80s 90sUnfortunately not much explanation or discussion is dedicated

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    Read Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê Marc Levinson Marc Levinson Ê 7 Read PDF An Extraordinary Time Levinson explains how the world economies in the Gold Age from the World War II to the Oil Shock had well performed with high econom

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    PDF An Extraordinary Time The Annual GDP growth for the US has dropped from a high of 5% in the sixties to around 15% currently If you loo

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    PDF An Extraordinary Time A refreshing take on the low growth era of the 1970s onward by someone who doesn't have a political axe to grind

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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • An Extraordinary Time
  • Marc Levinson
  • English
  • 18 October 2018
  • 9780465061983