Meltdown by Thomas E. Woods Jr.
A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse

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If you are fed up with Washington boondoggles, and you like the small-government, politically-incorrect thinking of Ron Paul, then you'll love Tom Woods's Meltdown. In clear, no-nonsense terms, Woods explains what led up to this economic crisis, who's really to blame, and why government bailouts won't work. Woods will reveal:
* Which brave few economists predicted the economic fallout--and why nobody listened
* What really caused the collapse
* Why the Fed--not taxpayers--should have to answer for the current economic crisis
* Why bailouts are band-aids that will only provide temporary relief and ultimately make things worse
* What we should do instead, to put our economy on a healthy path to recovery

With a foreword from Ron Paul, Meltdown is the free-market answer to the Fed-created economic crisis. As the new Obama administration inevitably calls for more regulations, Woods argues that the only way to rebuild our economy is by returning to the fundamentals of capitalism and letting the free market work
 

About Thomas E. Woods Jr.

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Thomas E. Woods jr. is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History" and" How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization," He holds a B.A. in history from Harvard and an M.A., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. A contributing editor of "The American Conservative" magazine, Woods has received the Templeton Enterprise Award, the O. P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship, and an Olive W. Garvey Fellowship from the Independent Institute. He and his family live in Alabama, where he is a fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published February 9, 2009 by Regnery Publishing. 213 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In the absence of monetary expansion, the rate of interest rises, since time preference has not changed (or at least there is no reason to assume it has.)[1] At the higher rate of interest that now prevails, formerly profitable enterprises now have to be liquidated.

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Economic Policy Journal

In short, anyone who reads this book and truly MASTERS it, will be in the top 1% of people who really understand what happened to cause the current crisis, and in the top fraction of 1% of the population who understand how the business cycle really works.

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