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Truth, errors, and lies : politics and economics in a volatile world /

Grzegorz W. Kolodko, one of the world's leading authorities on economics and development policy and a key architect of Poland's successful economic reforms, applies his far-reaching knowledge to the past and future of the world economy, introducing a framework for understanding our global...

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Main Author: Kołodko, Grzegorz W.
Other Authors: Brand, William R., (tr.)
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2011.
Table of Contents:
  • The world, words, and meaning: where truth, errors and lies in economics and politics come from and what to do to make truth come first
  • How things happen : economic process - what science, policy, and happenstance have to do with them and who set it up this way
  • A breif history of the world and what we can learn from it : why some countries are wealthy and others poor and whether it must always be so
  • Globalization - and then what? Where globalization originated and how to come out ahead in the era of worldwide interdependence
  • The world as it is : how people are coping in various corners of a changing world
  • The withering of neoliberalism and its tattered legacy : why a harmful concept rose to temporary ascendancy in half the world and what to do about it
  • What development is and what it depends on : where socioeconomic development comes from and how it can make us happy
  • Stagnation and development - institutions, policy, and culture : on the rules of the economic game, deleterious and progressive policies, and the significance of culture in development
  • The coincidence theory of development and the new pragmatism : what output growth and economic development depend on and how to make them better
  • The uncertain future : what awaits us in the near and distant future and what say we have in it.