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Steve Keen is an Australian economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported.
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Can It Happen Again? book cover
Can It Happen Again?
Essays on Instability and Finance (Routledge Classics)
Hyman Minsky - 1982-06-01
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This book explores the question of whether the economic collapse of 1933 can happen again. The author, Hyman Minsky, presents some of his most important economic theories, including his celebrated "Financial Instability Hypothesis." He argues that any economic theory which separates the real economy from the financial system is bound to fail. Minsky also discusses the evolution of monetary institutions and Federal Reserve policy. This book is a must-read for economists, bankers, and policy makers who want to understand financial instability and its relationship to the capitalist economy.
Steve Keen
@nonparibus @FrancoB411 That would be great. Let's DM. BTW that's Minsky's worst book. Leave it on the shelf and get "Can 'It' Happen Again?" instead.      source
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The Coming Plague
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Laurie Garrett - 1995-10-01 (first published in 1994)
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Explore the global fight against emerging diseases, from HIV to Ebola, in a fifty-year journey through science and history. Laurie Garrett's book sheds light on the conditions that have led to the spread of new and dangerous viruses, and offers potential solutions for preventing further outbreaks. Don't miss this eye-opening exploration of the world's ongoing battle with microbes.
Steve Keen
@ItzSmiT @Laurie_Garrett Nothing much, apart from write an impeccably researched book 26 years ago on precisely what we're experiencing right now      source
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Dynamic Economic Systems
A Post Keynesian Approach
John M. Blatt - 1983-01-01
Explore the future of Hong Kong's Common Law judicial system and the critical components that impact it in this thought-provoking book. Delve into the perceptions of Hong Kong's Chinese population, pre-1997 judicial developments, and the Basic Law to gain a comprehensive understanding of this dynamic economic system.
Steve Keen
Mathematician John Blatt’s brilliant and accessible book Dynamic Economic Systems, long out of print, is now available on Kindle. Buy it now! @rethinkecon @UnlearnEcon @SussexPEAS @S_D_Society @Limits2Growth @Lprochon @PostCrashEcon      source
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A Brief History of Doom
Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises (Haney Foundation Series)
Richard Vague - 2019-05-24
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Discover how financial crises follow a predictable and avoidable pattern in A Brief History of Doom. Drawing on decades of banking industry insights and historical data, Richard Vague examines major crises in the US, UK, Germany, France, Japan, and China - including the Great Depression and the 2008 meltdown. Through clear and gripping chapters, Vague shows that private debt accumulation is the key variable in predicting financial crises. Learn to recognize and respond to danger signs before it starts again - this book provides the tools to break the cycle.
Steve Keen
@Vivantive @AnnPettifor @rethinkecon @PostCrashEcon @PositiveMoneyUK @PrivateDebtProj Great content too, and excellent prose. Richard writes beautifully and pungently. As well as being a successful banker, he established @delanceyplace, a book reader's delight.      source