A New York Times best-selling call to arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.
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...it would have made for a better book if he had offered a fuller discussion of the potential consequences of his policies, rather than evading it by citing Keynes’s famous observation that “in the long run we are all dead.”Read Full Review of End This Depression Now! | See more reviews from NY Times
In this convivial economic guide he seeks to persuade us lay people that he has the solution to our problems. Although his main focus is America, there is a whole chapter on Europe.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now! | See more reviews from Guardian
It's the sort of book you wish were compulsory reading...because End This Depression Now! provides a comprehensive narrative of how we have ended up doing the opposite of what logic and history tell us we must do to get out of this crisis.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now! | See more reviews from Guardian
Krugman has consistently called for more liberal economic policies, but his wit and bipartisanship ensure that this book will appeal to a broad swath of readers--from the Left to the Right, from the 99% to the 1%.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now! | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
...he says: "Economics is not a morality play."...Maybe not, but economics does hinge on human behavior. And humans hate unfairness...Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
Why can’t Krugman be more expansive in his perspective, stymie his class warfare urgings, and provide more comprehensive suggestions that include both stimulus and cost reductions?...I...understand why so many are ignoring his advice.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
Paul Krugman does better with a book length format than the near sound-bite space available in a column...The long form of a book allows Krugman the space to develop his arguments and to support his points with evidence and historical examples.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
The book frequently hits the mark, but there is a crucial weakness that undermines the power of Krugman’s case...Krugman disconnects his policy prescriptions from his diagnosis of the causes of the crisis.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
Krugman’s book shows that we are not helpless...A hundred years of macroeconomics has given us the tools to tackle the problem: all we need is the political will to do so.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
...most likely unbeknownst to Krugman, he has provided support to the great Austrian economist Rothbard...But that's really the only thing of value in the book.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
The only reason to dramatize the current slow expansion in the U.S. as a depression is to sell books and newspapers. This is consistent with what the New York Times ombudsman said was Krugman’s “disturbing habit of shaping, slicing and selectively citing numbers in a fashion that pleases his acolytes but leaves him open to substantial assaults.”Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
Krugman, who whatever his faults certainly is not lacking in technical sophistication, defends pretty much the cartoon version of Keynesianism that we are told is oversimplified.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
And yet, despite his important insights, I believe that his liberal viewpoint is deeply flawed.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
The effect of his narrow set of recommendations is to defend the status quo ...I see little in his logic that would oppose Rubinomics, which has remained the Democratic Party’s program under the Obama administration.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
Krugman is an excellent writer with a gift for making the complicated understandable, and I recommend this brief book to anyone with a serious interest in what might be done to get us out of the current economic mess.Read Full Review of End This Depression Now!
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