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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton (May 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393088774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393088779
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian Robertson TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 11 2012
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Nobel Laureate and frequent New York Times columnist Paul Krugman can come across as a Keynesian crusader. He acknowledges as much in this book, and although he includes the occasional political and professional jibe (taking more shots at the latter than the former), this excellent work should not be seen as a political text at all. End This Depression Now! delivers a timely, well reasoned and well written refutation of the call for austerity and instead an advocation of Keynesian spending as the only way to emerge from the current economic stagnation. It is a policy document based on Krugman's economic view of the world, and not a political statement. Unfortunately, it will be difficult to disaggregate the book's message from readers' own views and from the prevailing political rhetoric, and it will inevitably come across as a political document.

For what are very complex and difficult issues, even for professionals, Krugman keeps his prose chatty (he uses colloquialisms such as "stuff" and popular movie references such as "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Being There") and free of buzzwords, jargon or polysyllabic economics terms. There are no formulas, except his own for success: spend to produce growth, cutback later, or risk curtailing production and employment further and for many years to come.

Written for an American audience, Krugman uses examples from Europe, the UK, and Japan, and of course the US, and draws clear links between the examples and the suggested policy actions.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Thibeault TOP 100 REVIEWER on June 25 2012
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*A full executive-style summary of this book is now available at newbooksinbrief dot wordpress dot com

Since the housing and financial crash of 2008, America's economy has been stuck deep in the doldrums. Indeed, GDP has remained well beneath pre-2008 levels, and employment levels have failed to recover. In an effort to resuscitate the economy, the American government tried first to jump-start it through stimulus spending, and has now replaced this approach with greater austerity. Nothing seems to be working. For Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, though, the answer is clear: the problem is that the original stimulus effort was too small, and, since that time, the government is moving squarely in the wrong direction. Indeed, Krugman argues that America's current situation bares a striking resemblance to the stagnation of the Great Depression, and that history has taught us what to do in such situations: the government must take an aggressive approach to stimulate the economy into recovery. This is the argument that Krugman makes in his new book `End This Depression Now!'.

Now, Krugman is not a proponent of big government spending under normal conditions. Indeed, even in a recession, Krugman's preferred approach is to drop interest rates in order to spur consumer spending. The problem now is that interest rates are already at zero, and this has not been enough to get consumer spending off the ground, thus leaving the economy in what is called a `liquidity trap'. For Krugman, the liquidity trap is actually quite common in economic downturns that follow financial crashes (as is the case with the current one, and as was the case with the Great Depression), and is why such slumps tend to be deep and prolonged.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven Riddell on Sept. 14 2013
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Makes a lot of sense, unless you are entrenched in the dated Friedman Chicago School of Economics Theory.
Most of the so called Economist Gurus will poopoo this thesis, as their hero has been debunked and they haven't learned to swim.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on Sept. 9 2013
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This Keynesian nonsense is just pure garbage. This just goes to show what getting a Nobel prize requires - following a heard of lunatics. Krugman is so far gone.
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2 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Martin Lavoie on June 29 2012
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Faux-Keynesian propaganda from a state-sponsored hack.

Krugman has been consistently wrong and advocated a "alien invasion" to solve the current output gap we are now facing (due to terrible policies over decades by Central Banks and Gosverments).

Not worth your time.
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