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The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis
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The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Roger Berkowitz and Taun N. Toay

Abstract

From easy money to greed, there is no shortage of explanations for the global financial crisis that began in 2008. Some even deny it is a crisis, arguing that the Great Recession is just one of the many busts that are inevitable in the boom and bust cycle that plagues capitalist economies. Yet the claim that the financial crisis is just part of capitalism is an evasion that refuses to make judgments about the individual and collective actions that helped make this particular crisis possible. This book brings together philosophers, businessmen, economists, political theorists, and historians to ... More

Keywords: Global financial crisis, Hannah Arendt, Max Weber, Michel Foucault, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, financial capitalism, imperialism, private equity, John Maynard Keynes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823249602
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Berkowitz, editor
Bard College

Taun N. Toay, editor
Bard College

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Contents

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Part I Hannah Arendt and the Burden of Our Times

Part II Business Values and the Financial Crisis

Seven Brazil as a Model?

Alexander R. Bazelow

Nine Round Table: The Burden of Our Times

RAYMOND BAKER, REBECCA BERLOW, JACK BLUM, ZACHARY KARABEL, THOMAS SCANLON, TAUN N. TOAY

Part III The Crisis of Economics

Ten The Roots of the Crisis

SANJAY G. REDDY

Thirteen Turning the Economy into a Casino

DAVID B. MATIAS SOPHIA V. BURRESS

Part IV The Origins of the Financial Crisis From Nationalism to Neoliberalism

Sixteen The End of Neoliberalism?

MIGUEL DE BEISTEGUI

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