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The Great Unraveling

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The Great Unraveling

Losing Our Way in the New Century

By Paul Krugman

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393326055, 516pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2004

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A major bestseller, this influential and wide-ranging book has been praised byBusinessWeek as Krugman's "most provocative and compelling effort yet," the New York Review of Books as "refreshing," and Library Journal as "thought-provoking...even funny." The American Prospect put it in vivid terms: "In a time when too few tell it like it is... Krugman] has taken on the battle of our time." Built from Paul Krugman's influential Op-Ed columns for theNew York Times, this book galvanized the reading public. With wit, passion, and a unique ability to explain complex issues in plain English, Krugman describes how the nation has been misled by a dishonest administration. In this long-awaited work containing Krugman's most influential columns along with new commentary, he chronicles how the boom economy unraveled: how exuberance gave way to pessimism, how the age of corporate heroes gave way to corporate scandals, how fiscal responsibility collapsed. From his account of the secret history of the California energy crisis to his devastating dissections of dishonesty in the Bush administration, from the war in Iraq to the looting of California to the false pretenses used to sell an economic policy that benefits only a small elite, Krugman tells the uncomfortable truth like no one else. And he gives us the road map we will need to follow if we are to get the country back on track The paperback edition features a new introduction as well as new writings.
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