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              Books by John F. Weeks

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              The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies

              The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weeks, John F.

              • RRP: $35.99
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              'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing ...the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion': a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
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              ISBN 9781509532940
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies

              The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies (Hardback)

              By Weeks, John F.

              • RRP: $108.99
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              'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing ...the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion': a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
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              ISBN 9781509532933
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Economics of the 1%
                

              Economics of the 1% (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Weeks, John F.

              • RRP: $54.99
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              How much do economists really know? In most cases, they claim to have profound knowledge but in fact understand little and obscure almost everything. Most people are convinced that economics should be left to the 'experts', when they themselves are perfectly capable of understand...ing it. This book explains that mainstream economics serves the interests of the rich through its logical inconsistency and unabashedly reactionary conclusions. John F. Weeks exposes the myths of mainstream economics and explains in straightforward language why current policies fail to serve the vast majority of people in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Their failure to serve the interests of the many results from their devoted service to the few.
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              ISBN 9780857281081
              Released NZ 20 Jan 2014
              Publisher Anthem Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Anthem Frontiers of Global Political Economy
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              Debt Disaster?: Banks, Government and Multilaterals Confront the Crisis
               

              Debt Disaster?: Banks, Government and Multilaterals Confront the Crisis (Hardback)

              By Weeks, John F.

              • RRP: $219.00
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              Suitable for the nontechnical reader and intended to intervene in the policy debate, this book offers informative analysis, controversial assessments, and concrete solutions to bring a close the bleakest period for the Third World since the end of World War II.

              ISBN 9780814792339
              Released NZ 15 Aug 1989
              Publisher New York University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Geonomics Institute for International Economic Advancement series
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