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Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Josh Bivens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book relays a compelling narrative of the U.S. economy's struggle to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008. It explains the causes and impact on working Americans of the most catastrophic ... More


The Great Recession: The damage done and the rot revealed

Josh Bivens and Lawrence Mishel

in Failure by Design: The Story behind America's Broken Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450150
eISBN:
9780801460654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450150.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter argues that the consequences of the Great Recession are driven by social and political choices about how the economy is managed. It was not inevitable that the significant ... More


Women’s Work and Economic Crisis Revisited: Comparing the Great Recession and the Great Depression

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter compares the gender dynamics of the Great Depression of the 1930s with those of the Great Recession associated with the 2008 financial crisis. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


Bright Bourgeois Morning

Marc Mulholland

in Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

The collapse of Communism and the weakening of Social Democracy in the face of post-industrial capitalism seemed to nullify all systemic challenges to liberal capitalism. The Neo-conservatives ... More


Conclusions

Johannes Lindvall

in Mass Unemployment and the State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590643
eISBN:
9780191723407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590643.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The concluding chapter summarizes the main results, discusses the implications of these results for the literature on comparative political economy, and shows how governments in Austria, Denmark, the ... More


European Social Models From Crisis to Crisis: Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration

Jon Erik Dølvik and Andrew Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717966
eISBN:
9780191787423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

The basic issues contested in public controversy over European social models have concerned their effects on employment and inequality, and ultimately whether there is necessarily a trade-off between ... More


Return to Sender: Hukou, Stimulus, and the Great Recession

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The sixth chapter examines China’s sailing through the Great Recession of the late 2000s with little apparent damage. China weathered the storm due to its long-term strategy of managed urbanization ... More


Searching for New Policy Frameworks in the Wake of the Great Recession

Roberto Suro

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

For more than three decades, which have been marked by extraordinary migration flows, a policy framework based on an ever-firmer linkage between controls and admissions has governed US immigration ... More


Too Much Spending or Too Little Income?: The Macroeconomics of Household Spending and Debt in the Consumer Age

Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Economic theory suggests that rising income inequality reduces economic growth because high-income groups spend a smaller share of their income than do lower-income groups. Despite rising inequality, ... More


The German Labour Market Puzzle in the Great Recession

Lutz Bellmann, Hans-Dieter Gerner, and Marie-Christine Laible

in Productivity Puzzles Across Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786160
eISBN:
9780191827860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786160.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The reasons for Germany’s ‘jobs miracle’ in the Great Recession of 2008/9 are investigated with a special emphasis on productivity and employment development. Germany has an extensive system of ... More


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