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Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

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Blyth, M. (2015). Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. Oxford University Press.


Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pages.

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p.140
ordoliberal »
the German variant of social liberalism that em...
p.268
Hartz reforms »
a set of recommendations submitted by a committ...
p.241
financial repression »
(from the FT so, grain of salt) measures by gov...
p.241
sobriquet »
(noun) a descriptive name or epithet; nickname
p.215
inter alia »
among other things
p.196
the Nazi immediate economic program
The centerpiece of their July 1932 election pro...
p.193
hyperinflation was deliberate
[...] the German government's deliberate policy...
p.172
consumers anticipate a reduction in the tax burden
[...] in the absence of any significant liquidi...
p.160
moral hazard is just trust
[...] what economists call moral hazard is what...
p.123
crowding out private capital
The Treasury's argument, echoing Hume and Smith...

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Preface
Austerity, a Personal History

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Preface
Austerity, a Personal History

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2. America: Too Big to Fail?
Bankers, Bailouts, and Blaming the State

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America: Too Big to Fail?
Bankers, Bailouts, and Blaming the State

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3. Europe--Too Big to Bail
The Politics of Permanent Austerity

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Europe--Too Big to Bail
The Politics of Permanent Austerity

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Introduction to Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Austerity's Intellectual and Natural Histories

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Introduction to Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Austerity's Intellectual and Natural Histories

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6. Austerity's Natural History, 1914-2012

during the Belle Epoque, states were neither large enough to pursue any policy other than laissez-faire (specifically, austerity) nor democratic enough for that to pose a problem for austerity. link to gold standard as well: cutting wages/prices to remain on the standard only works if you're not a democracy (otherwise people revolt)

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Austerity's Natural History, 1914-2012

during the Belle Epoque, states were neither large enough to pursue any policy other than laissez-faire (specifically, austerity) nor democratic enough for that to pose a problem for austerity. link to gold standard as well: cutting wages/prices to remain on the standard only works if you're not a democracy (otherwise people revolt)

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