\
Search Content
find
CATALOG
CONNECTIONSmore
Connect with other members or invite your contacts to the community.
GROUPSmore
Join an existing group to participate in the group discussions or create a new group of your own to create discussions around topics of interest to you and your work.
MY RESOURCESmore
Find info or add new info to your ITmodelbook. You can find white papers, technology reports, business analysis, webinars, presentations and more. You can also share your own authored content and resources you like by adding this info.
Resources you may like
  • Share within ITmb

In this summary you will learn
  • What five “zombie” economic ideas endure
  • How the 2008 financial crisis drove a stake through the heart of those theories
Why you should read Zombie Economics

Like the villain in a horror movie, discredited economic theories can return to haunt you. Australian economist John Quiggin claims that some of these ideas – like total privatization, perfectly rational markets and trickle-down policies – nearly destroyed the world's economy, and that they are trying to make one more comeback. In an attempt to drive the final stake through the brain-eating, dead soul of “zombie economics,” he knifes through the five most dangerous principles of “market liberalism.” With no apparent fear of being controversial, he presents a compelling case as to why each of those “zombie ideas” failed and describes a new, alternative approach, melding the best of free-market capitalism with judicious use of government involvement to address crucial social needs. Quiggin heavily annotates his work and provides a thoughtfully researched bibliography. Though the economic jargon can, at times, slow your progress, Quiggin's book rewards your persistence. getAbstract recommends this eerie tour through defunct yet durable economics to anyone who enjoys a good scare. Find your silver bullets, construct your booby traps and carry your axes for good measure: Quiggin says it is high time to kill those zombies once and for all.

About the author

John Quiggin
is an economics professor at the University of Queensland in Australia.

Keywords
getAbstract, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us – Free Book Summary, capitalism, professor, University
Offered by
getAbstract
URL
Files
The resource is available from the link above.
Ask a question
search Paper Image Add papers image
Bookmark to
My ITmodelbook add
Group ITmodelbooks
 
'Apple iTunes'
'Sony Creative Software Inc.'
 

Latest reports from top IT companies:

SAP HP Janrain HubSpot PrepLogic Motorola BNP Media Informatica Microsoft Jobvite

© ITmodelbook 2012-2017. sitemapaboutprivacy terms help