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Front Page Economics: How Popular Economic Storytelling Changed (in) America

This new book provides a subtle and probing look at how ideologies are packaged and transmitted to the casual newspaper reader. In Front Page Economics, a noted sociologist Gerald D. Suttles examines coverage of two major economic crashes—in 1929 and … Continue reading

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Lords of Finance and the New Lombard Street

While the world is struggling with the consequences of the 2007-8 financial crisis and many efforts are invested to find out (or to conceal) its causes — history is calling on us. Two recently published books provide insightful and eye-opening … Continue reading

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Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century

In this remarkably rigorous, original, and enlightening book Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century Mark Blyth (Brown University) argues that economic ideas are powerful tools as used by actors and groups to effect change since whoever defines what … Continue reading

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