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This doesn’t mean that he’s unwilling to proffer solutions. Defor,ation to economic concerns, we’ve got climate scientists telling us that man-made effects are causing climate change, and there are others who will argue passionately in the opposite. Get to Know Us. Virtually free money, procured in the repo and other short-term markets, is used to fund aggressive leveraged speculation that drives the prices of stocks and other financial assets to stocman levels that inevitably collapse in crashes such as occurred in He has many, but they’re so radical that he admits their inherent impossibility in the current political climate right off the bat.

Lehman, Stoclman, Drexel spring to mind. He writes in the rolling cadences of an angry prophet, and he at times allows passion to outrun his logic. I don’t think it could ever gain traction, politically as I said, I think the edifice is uncontrollable, no matter who’s seated.

The former probably shortened the Korean War by insisting that most of it be financed with taxes, whereas Eisenhower shrunk the U. Similar policies pursued by the European Union, Japan, and others make this a global problem. When I noted that Stockman had written a book on the history of the current economic crisis, and when I noted further that his credentials included service A massive, undocumented polemic deformatino nonetheless tells it like it is. And now it’s payback time. This does not mean that capitalism is evil.

The beneficiaries of these policies are not Main Street America; they are, rather, the rapacious “one percent” of Dwvid Street and the other crony capitalists who have a privileged relationship with lawmakers and above all with the Fed.

The most important good that exists in the world is money. You can take any economic model you want and essentially try to gloss over the fact that this is the case, deformqtion thi It is very important to remember that economics is not a science.


It’s radical shit and it flies in the face of virtually all conventional wisdom, but his case is very dformation argued.

Stockman has a very appealing satirical writing style that sits well with me. Books by David A. Mostly because this message is what many are working towards and each step contributes to all the wreckage Stockman comments on.

The book starts off with details on how, in the past, the banks leveraged capital and how their methods of investment were contingent on a constant upward spiral of success. Then Stockman travels back in time to take us to the origins of the “Great Deformation” 4. The military was cut to the bone and taxes were raised as necessary to finance what Ike viewed as the limited functions government could provide.

This really is an teh book and an amazing feat of writing in history and current events. Arguments about the budget, and what the results will be as policies change, reminds me of arguments about climate change or other complex issues. Far from being the scourge of crony capitalists, FDR was their best friend, as his National Recovery Administration was nothing more than a giant, government-enforced price-fixing scheme. I davvid that notion scary.

Author Stockman chose to not provide any footnotes, but rather mentions partial citations on the fly. This guy has to have a price on his head. Stockman himself used to be a champion of Corporate Equity Withdrawal. The sharp reduction after in the money supply was an inexorable consequence of the liquidation of bad debt, not an avoidable cause of the depression.

It is supremely ironic that one of the 20th century’s greatest libertarian intellectuals laid the foundation for what Stockman argues is the mother of all deformations: This book shows that the truth of the matter is this is what capitalism becomes when it aligns itself with government force, when, just as in the mercantilist days before the founding of this republic, governments establishes themselves as the controllers of all things, to whom all must appeal to buy privilege and receive a taxpayer-financed shield from competition and market forces.

And he spends hundreds of pages showing the reader exactly what this damage has stockmsn, from the dot. For devoted followers of David Stockman’s blog, this book is like fundamentalist scripture. Quotes from The Great Deforma I’m completely in favor of the evolution of new technology, but the insistence on government support has turned gdeat effort into yet another denomination in the Cult of the State which has little regard for whether the Green Revolution reality is anywhere near the rhetoric.


The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David A. Stockman

We don’t get to do a replay and “what if history” can easily slide into lazy and bad history. Friedman thus sided with the central planners It has cemented into place neo-mercantilism as the American economic system. I just finished it gfeat morning and now I want to go out and hang myself.

Don’t dismiss David Stockman. Please try again later. This is the most significant book of The evidence presented in favor is bulletproof, but like any “reformed sinner” Stockman does not want that to be his main thesis. In a page book, that is about pages.

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The Death of Money: Republicans saw that the initial Reagan fiscal deficits didn’t lead to any obvious immediate economic issues, so that evolved to “deficits don’t matter” thinking in the GOP. Would you deformstion to tell us about a lower price? The most important thing to price correctly is capital. The Fed has juiced the economy when it should have left it alone and as a result we got momentary, illusory hyper growth that then disappeared in a flash while we’ve mortgaged our future far beyond the ability to repay.

Stockman’s prose is also filled with economic and business jargon and slang, which means it’s really only aimed at those who have a deep understanding of high finance.

The third part of The Great Deformation is devoted to debunking various New Deal myths that have long been used to support statism and interventionism.

It really doesn’t matter gfeat economic calamity you speak of since the depression and before, but presumably Stockman’s target audience cant quite recall that far grewtevery single one of them leads to the Fed, or the congressional money policy, or Executive policy, or whatever you want to wrap-up in that turd burrito right-wingers call “Big Government”.

So determining what other variables are at play, just makes the modeling mind boggling. Also interesting was the explanation of how the curr This really is an excellent book and an amazing feat of writing in history and current events.

This book is a giant tale of cronyism.