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The Resource Balance : the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane

Balance : the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane

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Balance : the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America
Title
Balance
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the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America
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Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane
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eng
Summary
A quarter century after Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane present a bold, sweeping account of why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of economic imbalance. Introducing a profound new measure of economic power, Balance traces the triumphs and mistakes of imperial Britain, the paradox of superstate California, the long collapse of Rome, and the limits of the Japanese model of growth. Most importantly, Hubbard and Kane compare the twenty-first-century United States to the empires of old and challenge Americans to address the real problems of our country's dysfunctional fiscal imbalance. If there is not a new economics and politics of balance, they show that there will be an inevitable demise ahead
Summary
Draws on examples from history to explore why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of financial imbalance, offering sobering arguments about America's current vulnerabilities and the preventative steps that must be taken
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10176840
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Hubbard, R. Glenn
Dewey number
330.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Kane, Tim
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  • Balance of power
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Political science
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adult
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the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America
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Balance : the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index
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volume
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text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- America's Existential Threat Is Fiscal -- The Entitlement State -- The Democracy Paradox -- Road Map -- 2.The Economics of Great Power -- What Is the Wealth of a Nation? -- Microscopes and Telescopes -- Keep Fear Alive -- Confusion and Consensus (A Necessary Primer on Growth) -- The Relativism of Paul Kennedy -- But China Is Different! -- The Problem with Growth -- How to Measure Economic Power -- An Economic Power Worldview -- The Behavioral Explanation for Declinism -- 3.Economic Behavior and Institutions -- How Do People Really Behave? -- National Vision and Division -- A Bird in the Hand -- The Tall Man Problem -- Economic and Political Institutions -- Template for Great Power Imbalance -- 4.The Ruin of Rome -- A Sketch of the Roman Economy -- Caesarian Seeds -- Evidence of the Fall -- Imperial Imbalance -- The Beginning of the End: Trajan's Accession -- The Middle of the End: The Severan Debasement --
  • Contents note continued: The End of the End: Diocletian's Command Economy -- The Collective Action Problem -- 5.Treasure of China -- Master Kong -- The Only Constant Is Change -- Innovation and Growth -- The Real Story of the Treasure Ships -- The Great Divergence -- Overstretch or Inwardness or ... -- 6.The Sun Fades on Spain -- A Century of (Geographic) Growth -- Almost a Superpower -- Silver Foundations -- Property Rights and Wrongs -- Political Crowding Out -- 7.Rule of Slaves: The Ottoman Paradox -- Tolerance and Diversity -- The Janissaries -- Tax Farming -- Too Little, Too Late? -- 8.Japanese Opening -- Fuseki: John Manjiro and the Meijin -- Tesuji: Key Features of the Asian Miracle -- New Fuseki: Will Japan Rise Again? -- 9.British Decimation -- How Did Britain Grow? -- Prophecy in Vain -- Greater Britain Redux -- 10.Europa: Unity and Diversity -- Statism in Two States -- Theoretical Models and European Supermodels -- Eurozone Pros, Cons, and Interest Rates --
  • Contents note continued: Is the Eurozone Crisis a Euro Crisis? -- Taking Measure of Institutions -- The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come -- 11.California Dreaming -- Empire of Liberty, Union of States -- Government Bondage (Munis and Pensions) -- Breaking the Tension -- A State of Denial (Taxes, Deficits, Rail) -- Meet the New Praetorians -- Term Limits and Time Preferences -- Polarization by Design -- Bankrupt Incentives -- 12.United States Beyond the Consequence Horizon -- The Center Holds -- A First Look at Polarization -- The History and Future of Debt -- "Entitlements" Primer -- Breaking a Political Prisoners' Dilemma -- A Second Look at Polarization -- 13.Amending America -- The Lessons of Great Power History -- Balance of Economics -- The Optimal Economic Future -- Defending Democracy -- The Reform Odyssey -- The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? -- American Rebirth
Control code
000050551389
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781476700250
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Label
Balance : the economics of great powers from ancient Rome to modern America, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- America's Existential Threat Is Fiscal -- The Entitlement State -- The Democracy Paradox -- Road Map -- 2.The Economics of Great Power -- What Is the Wealth of a Nation? -- Microscopes and Telescopes -- Keep Fear Alive -- Confusion and Consensus (A Necessary Primer on Growth) -- The Relativism of Paul Kennedy -- But China Is Different! -- The Problem with Growth -- How to Measure Economic Power -- An Economic Power Worldview -- The Behavioral Explanation for Declinism -- 3.Economic Behavior and Institutions -- How Do People Really Behave? -- National Vision and Division -- A Bird in the Hand -- The Tall Man Problem -- Economic and Political Institutions -- Template for Great Power Imbalance -- 4.The Ruin of Rome -- A Sketch of the Roman Economy -- Caesarian Seeds -- Evidence of the Fall -- Imperial Imbalance -- The Beginning of the End: Trajan's Accession -- The Middle of the End: The Severan Debasement --
  • Contents note continued: The End of the End: Diocletian's Command Economy -- The Collective Action Problem -- 5.Treasure of China -- Master Kong -- The Only Constant Is Change -- Innovation and Growth -- The Real Story of the Treasure Ships -- The Great Divergence -- Overstretch or Inwardness or ... -- 6.The Sun Fades on Spain -- A Century of (Geographic) Growth -- Almost a Superpower -- Silver Foundations -- Property Rights and Wrongs -- Political Crowding Out -- 7.Rule of Slaves: The Ottoman Paradox -- Tolerance and Diversity -- The Janissaries -- Tax Farming -- Too Little, Too Late? -- 8.Japanese Opening -- Fuseki: John Manjiro and the Meijin -- Tesuji: Key Features of the Asian Miracle -- New Fuseki: Will Japan Rise Again? -- 9.British Decimation -- How Did Britain Grow? -- Prophecy in Vain -- Greater Britain Redux -- 10.Europa: Unity and Diversity -- Statism in Two States -- Theoretical Models and European Supermodels -- Eurozone Pros, Cons, and Interest Rates --
  • Contents note continued: Is the Eurozone Crisis a Euro Crisis? -- Taking Measure of Institutions -- The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come -- 11.California Dreaming -- Empire of Liberty, Union of States -- Government Bondage (Munis and Pensions) -- Breaking the Tension -- A State of Denial (Taxes, Deficits, Rail) -- Meet the New Praetorians -- Term Limits and Time Preferences -- Polarization by Design -- Bankrupt Incentives -- 12.United States Beyond the Consequence Horizon -- The Center Holds -- A First Look at Polarization -- The History and Future of Debt -- "Entitlements" Primer -- Breaking a Political Prisoners' Dilemma -- A Second Look at Polarization -- 13.Amending America -- The Lessons of Great Power History -- Balance of Economics -- The Optimal Economic Future -- Defending Democracy -- The Reform Odyssey -- The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? -- American Rebirth
Control code
000050551389
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 351 pages
Isbn
9781476700250
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)

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