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    • Austerity

    • The History of a Dangerous Idea
    • By: Mark Blyth
    • Narrated by: Fred Stella
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Governments today in both Europe and the United States have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts - austerity - to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and now need to tighten our belts. This view conveniently forgets where all that debt came from. Not from an orgy of government spending, but as the direct result of bailing out, recapitalizing, and adding liquidity to the broken banking system.

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    • Awesome, but for one thing

    • By Sean James Finn on 16-12-2016
    • The History of a Dangerous Idea
    • By: Mark Blyth
    • Narrated by: Fred Stella
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 04-02-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

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    • Print Less but Transfer More

    • Why Central Banks Should Give Money Directly to the People
    • By: Mark Blyth, Eric Lonergan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Most economists agree that the global economy is stagnating and that governments need to stimulate growth, but lowering interest rates still further could spur a damaging cycle of booms and busts. Instead, central banks should hand consumers cash directly.

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