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Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods (Cairoli Lectures)
Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods (Cairoli Lectures)
by Barry Eichengreen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Only suitable for the informed reader., 11 Aug 2013
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Academic analysis; not for the non-economist. This is sufficient! The word requirement is too demanding. If you don't like this, stop bothering me!


The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Princeton University Press))
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Princeton University Press))
by Benn Steil
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.17

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very revealing story. It exposes communists at the very highest level in US Government before and during WWII., 11 Aug 2013
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The development of the post-1945 economic system is described in detail, which is very engaging. However, the role of communist-spy White is treated too gently, while Keynes' contribution is down-graded. Roosevelt and Truman treated Russia
too kindly, while they enjoyed the decay of the British Commonwealth. A very revealing, analytical assessment of US post-war policies.


The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It
The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It
by Peter Temin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.37

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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone interested in an assessment of the EU fiasco and aware that it is about economics, not politics!, 25 Mar 2013
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The largely French idea that a European Community should be formed after WWII was a political brainstorm. Monnet (France) and Spaak (Belgium) were bureaucrats who introduced their proposal, believing that control over coal and steel production would prevent rearmament and control key industries, especially in Germany. The ECSC comprised 'the Six' original EEC economies. The EU evolved from these six countries, but early success encouraged them to accept any European country, regardless of suitability and without economic assessment. This bred with political support, but economic differences bred
serious problems, because of strength disparities. Members built up huge debts and formed a political nightmare in Brussels thathas believed its own propaganda, until now it faces breakdown.
The solution to the disparities between the three main economic blocs is presented in this volume.


A Last English Summer
A Last English Summer
by Duncan Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cricket as it used to be, 15 July 2011
This review is from: A Last English Summer (Paperback)
This is an imaginative and anecdotal journey around the English cricket scene
during one summer. It revives memories of the game stretching beyond the
'first-class' game, which has become just another multi-million entertainment.
Duncan Hamilton has re-generated the spirit of cricket on the village green and
Test matches, with the former providing much that could civilise the finance-driven
limited over matches and Test arenas.

Hamilton is reminiscent of Cardus, Swanton and Arlott, God rest their souls!


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