Summer of Unrest: The Debt Delusion

Author: Mehdi Hasan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446483855

Category: Political Science

Page: 35

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Britain in 2011 is in the grip of debt hysteria. If the current coalition government is going to be remembered for one thing it is the cuts: the most severe that this country has seen for decades. Cuts to university funding, libraries and public sector workplaces have seen the most high profile resistance, with the type of protest on the streets not seen since the Poll Tax riots and the Thatcher years. In this ebook, Mehdi Hasan exposes ten myths about the debt, deficits and spending cuts, and asks if this programme of austerity is really necessary or whether it is actually an economic strategy with its roots in an ideology that extends much further back in time than the global economic collapse of 2008. BRAIN SHOTS is the pre-eminent source for high quality, short-form digital non-fiction. The Summer of Unrest series brings together stellar writers to explore the issues surrounding the austerity measures in the UK, uprisings in the Middle East and the nature of the protest movements springing up all over the world.
The Debt Delusion

Author: John F. Weeks

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 1509532943

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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‘Governments should spend no more than their tax income.’ Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from ‘living within your means’ to ‘balancing the budget’ – all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the ‘debt delusion’: a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
The Debt Delusion

Author: Will Slatyer

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599429953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In the twenty-first century, corporations delude themselves that their operations are capitalist. In fact the high levels of debt, based on dubious assets reflect "debtism" not "capitalism." Over the ages, debt has crippled countries and economies, companies, large and small, because of biased optimism by lenders and borrowers. Debt is the most common global financial risk and needs to be controlled at Board level, even before trained executives endeavour risk management. The Debt Delusion provides a history of money and debt that should lead all Directors and executives to study recommended ways to manage debt. Management of debt will be extremely important in 2008.
Is Our Prosperity a Delusion?

Author: Boston Merchant

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0365038245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 74

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Excerpt from Is Our Prosperity a Delusion?: Our National Debt and Currency Section 1. General impressions relating to prosperity. 2. These popular impressions one reason why the war is not prose. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Is Our Prosperity a Delusion?

Author: Stetson W.

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294672398


Page: 78

View: 155

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Why You Are in Debt Up to Your Eyeballs

Author: Leland Benton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492881120

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

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Debt and Delusion - Why You Are In Debt Up To Your Eyeballs is a self-help, advice and how to book dealing with the subject of personal debt. It teaches the mind science behind a person's delusions of debt but also speaks on the issues of why you are in debt, debt and delusion, debt and you, debt cures, debt elimination, debt free, and what to do when you are in debt. It is organized into the following chapters: DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT: Introduction - The Question of "Why" We Do The Things We Do Chapter 1 - Laying A Proper Foundation Filters The Incredible Power of Focus More on Focusing The Power of Visualization How to Train Your Subconscious Mind How You Can Train Your Mind Make the Time How to Put Your Mind to Sleep Quickly and Rest Completely Awareness Relaxed Focus Repetition Chapter 2 - The Debt Trap Chapter 3 - Impulsive Buying Behavior Chapter 4 - Money Is An Effect And Not A Cause Chapter 5 - You Can't or You Won't? Chapter 6 - The Way Out To Prosperity Chapter 7 - Summary & Conclusions If debt is ruining your life and causing stress and anxieties, then you need to read this book. Written by one of the nation's leading behavioral scientists, Dr. Leland Benton is the author of over two dozen self-help books and nonfiction behavioral science texts. He is a best-selling Amazon author with over 200-books published on Amazon alone. You need to read this book. It is the fourth book of Dr. Benton's "Why" series of books. Subsequent books will be published when finished: Why You Do The Things You Do Why You Are Greedy Why You Are Immoral Why You Are In Debt Up To Your Eyeballs Why You Are Lonely Why You Are Unhappy Why You Fail In Relationships Why You Get Angry Why You Gossip About Others Why You Have Bad Habits Why You Lie, Cheat and Deceive Why You Overeat Why You Procrastinate Why You Smoke
Deer Hunting with Jesus

Author: Joe Bageant

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 1846271525

Category: Social classes

Page: 288

View: 851

This fine book sheds a devastating light on Bush & Co.'s notorious 'base, ' i.e. America's white working class, whose members have been ravaged by the very party that purports to take their side--Mark Crispin Miller, author of "Fooled Again."
What World Is This?

Author: Diana McGinnis


ISBN: 9798450746548


Page: 182

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What might a person living in today's world find and how would she react, if she were to find herself suddenly transported to the world of 2121, a world in which today's current events are already in the long ago past of history? In this controversial novella, witness the bewilderment of 21-year-old Rachelle Merkel, who is temporally transported from Easter Sunday 2021 to the Monday after Easter in the year 2121. What has become of the mountains of mushrooming debt and unfunded liabilities of today's world? What effect has the invention of "thinking caps" [that interface with the human brain] had upon schools and universities in 2121? What has replaced the fiat currency regime Rachelle has grown up with? And what has replaced the fractional-reserve banking system (presided over by a central bank) that is so familiar to her? How might our world of today look in retrospect, when sanity and responsible behavior return to the world's monetary and banking and governmental systems? And how can the inadvertent time traveler, Rachelle Merkel, return to her familiar world of 2021? Or can she? The novella WHAT WORLD IS THIS? A Tale of Hope for a World Mired in Debt and Delusion takes a peek into the year 2121 and provides some possible answers to questions facing our world today. The story takes some interesting and unexpected twists and turns along the way.