The Reckoning by Michael Moran & Nouriel Roubini


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Casey surrounds Kerrigan, an appealing blend of confidence and self-doubt, with a large cast of well-drawn characters, including Godley and Skinner.
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A leading forecaster of economic and political trends takes a sharp look at the decline of American influence in the world, and how it can prepare for the new reality.

The age of American global dominance is ending. Today, a host of forces are converging to challenge its cherished notion of exceptionalism, and risky economic and foreign policies have steadily eroded the power structure in place since the Cold War. Staggering under a huge burden of debt, the country must make some tough choices—or cede sovereignty to its creditors. In The Reckoning, Michael Moran, geostrategy analyst explores the challenges ahead -- and what, if anything, can be prevent chaos as America loses its perch at the top of the mountain.
Covering developments like unprecedented information technologies, the growing prosperity of China, India, Brazil, and Turkey, and the diminished importance of Wall Street in the face of global markets, Moran warns that the coming shift will have serious consequences not just for the United States, but for the wider world. Countries that have traditionally depended on the United States for protection and global stability will have to fend for themselves. Moran describes how, with a bit of wise leadership, America can transition to this new world order gracefully—by managing entitlements, reigniting sustainable growth, reforming immigration policy, launching new regional dialogues that bring friend and rival together in cooperative multinational structures, and breaking the poisonous deadlock in Washington. If not, he warns, history won't wait.


About Michael Moran & Nouriel Roubini

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Michael Moran is editor-in-chief of Renaissance Insight, the thought-leadership arm of the global investment bank Renaissance Capital. Based in London and New York, Moran writes on and forecasts geopolitical and economic trends for the bank’s clients and is author of "The Reckoning" blog on Slate. Moran worked directly with renowned economist Nouriel Roubini during the 2008–2009 economic crisis, and over the past 25 years he has reported on and analyzed major events for the world’s leading intellectual and newsgathering institutions, winning numerous awards for his work on behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations, the BBC,, and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Published April 10, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 257 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Below average
Apr 01 2012

At least one subplot too many dragged in toward the end...

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Publishers Weekly

Feb 27 2012

Casey surrounds Kerrigan, an appealing blend of confidence and self-doubt, with a large cast of well-drawn characters, including Godley and Skinner.

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Reviewed by Myles McWeeney on Aug 13 2011

The Reckoning is Jane Casey's third Maeve Kerrigan novel in less than two years, and with it she moves effortlessly into the pantheon of top Irish female crime writers...

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Fresh Fiction

Reviewed by Jennifer Barnhart on Aug 04 2012

THE RECKONING combines a multi-layered plot with fully realized characters for an edgy and dark story that you simply can't read fast enough.

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Reviewed by Linda Wilson on Aug 01 2011

As a narrative device, changing the perspective can be useful, but here it was both jarring and largely unnecessary.

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Rhapsody in Books

Reviewed by Jill on Aug 10 2012

I think Casey has done a great job of creating a book with a compelling plot and a cast full of characters I care about and want to see again.

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Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on May 21 2012

She writes such intricate layers in her novels, and it’s a joy to peel them back and see what’s underneath.

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Reviewed by Jordan Foster on May 22 2012

I have no patience for weak heroines... This is why Maeve Kerrigan and I get along well.

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Murder by Type

Reviewed by Beth on Jun 27 2012

Like THE BURNING, THE RECKONING couldn’t be put down.

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High Heels and Book Deals

Reviewed by Mel on Jul 29 2011

The storyline is really gripping and so well researched.

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