Global Financial Meltdown: How We Can Avoid The Next Economic Crisis by C. Read

Global Financial Meltdown: How We Can Avoid The Next Economic Crisis

byC. Read

Hardcover | November 27, 2008

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Colin Read explores the intricacies of modern financial markets and explains in easy to understand terms the reasons for global financial unrest arising from the sub-prime mortgage crisis and global economic meltdowns. He proposes that a well educated economic citizen is our most effective tool to prevent future financial collapses, like the one witnessed in 2007-2008. He walks us through a number of topics in economics, and connects these topics to real world financial problems. He then leaves us with a series of recommendations that can strengthen the economy and leave it less prone to manipulation. Throughout, he describes the role of globalization and the expected profound impact countries like India and China will have on our economic future.

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COLIN READ has a Ph.D. in Economics, a law degree, and master’s degree in business and in taxation. He has taught economics and finance for twenty five years, and is currently Dean of a school of business and economics in New York. He has recently published a book on International Taxation, and appears regularly on a local PBS show on...
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Title:Global Financial Meltdown: How We Can Avoid The Next Economic CrisisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222188

ISBN - 13:9780230222182

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Table of Contents

Introduction *  SECTION I: EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN ECONOMIC SYSTEM *  
SECTION II: CREATION OF THE CONSUMER-INVESTOR *  SECTION III: AN EMERGING NEW WORLD *  SECTION IV: BANKS AND CENTRAL BANKING *  SECTION V: FINANCIAL FAILURES *  SECTION VI: POLITICS AND PERCEPTIONS 
* Conclusions *  Epilogue *  Index

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"Colin Read has presented a useful account of the modern financial system and the pitfalls of the current regulatory structure. This book will be very helpful to those trying to make sense of the current financial crisis"--Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic Policy Research, Washington, D.C. "Professor Read adroitly straddles the divide between arcane economic reasoning and the layperson's appetite for understanding the intricacies of the modern financial system. The book presumes some basic knowledge of economics in its coverage of a rather extensive landscape of topics. At the same time, it eschews heavy theoretical exposition in favor of a conversational approach with moorings at key points in history and a blend of social commentary. Professor Read is thoughtful and provocative in building toward his global prescriptions for a better economic future."--Wade Thomas, Professor of Economics, State University of New York College at Oneonta