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The Resource The global minotaur : America, Europe and the future of the global economy, Yanis Varoufakis

The global minotaur : America, Europe and the future of the global economy, Yanis Varoufakis

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The global minotaur : America, Europe and the future of the global economy
Title
The global minotaur
Title remainder
America, Europe and the future of the global economy
Statement of responsibility
Yanis Varoufakis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a 'Global Minotaur' was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so the 'rest of the world' began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the 'engine' that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s to 2008. Today's crisis in Europe, the heated debates about austerity versus further fiscal stimuli in the US, the clash between China's authorities and the Obama administration on exchange rates are the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global 'system' which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis lays out the options available to us for reintroducing a modicum of reason into a highly irrational global economic order. An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it"--provided by publisher
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BTCTA
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Varoufakis, Yanis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Economic controversies
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  • International finance
  • International finance
  • Economic forecasting
  • Balance of trade
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The global minotaur : America, Europe and the future of the global economy, Yanis Varoufakis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2011 by Zed Books as 'The global minotaur : America, the true origins of the financial crisis and the future of the world economy'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- Laboratories of the future. -- The global plan. -- The global minotaur. -- The beast's handmaidens. -- Crash. -- The handmaidens strike back. -- The minotaur's global legacy : the dimming sun, the wounded tigers, a flighty Europa and an anxious dragon. -- A future without the minotaur?
Control code
FIEb17275830
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New and updated edition.
Extent
xvi, 280 pages
Isbn
9781780324500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)810117720
Label
The global minotaur : America, Europe and the future of the global economy, Yanis Varoufakis
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2011 by Zed Books as 'The global minotaur : America, the true origins of the financial crisis and the future of the world economy'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- Laboratories of the future. -- The global plan. -- The global minotaur. -- The beast's handmaidens. -- Crash. -- The handmaidens strike back. -- The minotaur's global legacy : the dimming sun, the wounded tigers, a flighty Europa and an anxious dragon. -- A future without the minotaur?
Control code
FIEb17275830
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New and updated edition.
Extent
xvi, 280 pages
Isbn
9781780324500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)810117720

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