An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

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An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy
Spoken
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CD
2016 | 660 min.
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156129
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9781522655589
ISBN #: 
9781522655589
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Library
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Unabridged
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Brilliance Audio
$62.97 9 pk
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Author: Marc Levinson; Reader: James Foster.

Acclaimed economic historian Marc Levinson recounts the global collapse of the postwar economy in the 1970s. While economists struggle to return us to the high economic growth rates of the past, Levinson counterintuitively argues that the boom years of the 1950s and 1960s were an anomaly; slow economic growth is the norm, no matter what economists and politicians may say. Yet these atypical years left the public with unreasonable expectations of what government can achieve. When the economy failed to revive, suspicion of government and liberal institutions rose sharply, laying the groundwork for the political and economic polarization that we're still grappling with today.