Understanding Economic Trends
Understanding Economic Trends is intended to assist civic-minded readers in comprehending the ups and downs of the economic world in which they live today. It is not aimed at trained economists but everyone equipped with a combination of ntelligence and curiosity to understand the forces in the economic world around us - which is, after all, the source of our livelikhood. Ordinary citizens are confronted with a wide array of information: some highly technical or impenetrable, others misleading propagandistic. Yet thoughtful citizens have to make decisions and to explore the vast and growing literature on basic economic issues.
Triggered by the severe global financial crisis which took hold in 2008, the author examines the wide array of factors contributing to the downturn: excessive lending, dodgy financial practices, financial imbalances, contagious capital markets andthe collapse of confidence. Was it caused by a generic failure of the 'free market model' or a specific failure of the Anglo-American banking world? Can the schemes and fraudsters be brought to book? What is the likely outcome of the large deficits, heavy public debts, growing government interference, and the ballooning public sector employment saddled on so many countries? How can inflationary pressures be avoided? Who is to regulate the regulators? These are questions ordinary taxpayers and their political representatives have to face. The publication is intended to provide useful information and perspectives on an exciting and crucial area of human activity to the intelligent and interested observer.
- Price: To order contact Dr Ben Vosloo: email@example.com
- Author: Dr Ben Vosloo
- Publisher: Biblaridion BK
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0-620-45491-9
- Pages: 260 pages