Debt Or Democracy

Debt Or Democracy

"Debt or Democracy explodes the myths behind modern money.

Author: Mary Mellor

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783717173

Category: Debts, Public

Page: 215

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Categories: Debts, Public

Debt And Democracy In Latin America

Debt And Democracy In Latin America

Begins with analyses of the international dimension of this crisis, considering reactions of business, labor organizations, and the private banking community.

Author: Barbara Stallings

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 0813375487

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 614

Begins with analyses of the international dimension of this crisis, considering reactions of business, labor organizations, and the private banking community. A cross-national comparison of responses is offered through a series of case studies. Paper edition, $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: History

Debt Development and Democracy

Debt  Development  and Democracy

This book will be useful to those interested in comparative politics, international studies, development studies, and political economy more generally.

Author: Jeffry A. Frieden

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691186764

Category: Political Science

Page:

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In the 1970s and 1980s the countries of Latin America dealt with their similar debt problems in very different ways--ranging from militantly market-oriented approaches to massive state intervention in their economies--while their political systems headed toward either democracy or authoritarianism. Applying the tools of modern political economy to a developing-country context, Jeffry Frieden analyzes the different patterns of national economic and political behavior that arose in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. This book will be useful to those interested in comparative politics, international studies, development studies, and political economy more generally. "Jeffry Frieden weaves together a powerful theoretical framework with comparative case studies of the region's five largest debtor states. The result is the most insightful analysis to date of how the interplay between politics and economics in post-war Latin America set the stage for the dramatic events of the 1980s."--Carol Wise, Center for Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate School
Categories: Political Science

Democracy Today

Democracy Today

M مدح امر پر زور از DEBT OR DEMOCRACY ? asks Peru Dr . Alan Garcia ,
President of Peru The harmful terms of the International Monetary Fund orient our
country ' s economies to the repayment of debt . While the richest countries close
their ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023732476

Category: Democracy

Page:

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Categories: Democracy

A World of Public Debts

A World of Public Debts

This book analyzes public debt from a political, historical, and global perspective.

Author: Nicolas Barreyre

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030487942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 564

View: 430

This book analyzes public debt from a political, historical, and global perspective. It demonstrates that public debt has been a defining feature in the construction of modern states, a main driver in the history of capitalism, and a potent geopolitical force. From revolutionary crisis to empire and the rise and fall of a post-war world order, the problem of debt has never been the sole purview of closed economic circles. This book offers a key to understanding the centrality of public debt today by revealing that political problems of public debt have and will continue to need a political response. Today’s tendency to consider public debt as a source of fragility or economic inefficiency misses the fact that, since the eighteenth century, public debts and capital markets have on many occasions been used by states to enforce their sovereignty and build their institutions, especially in times of war. It is nonetheless striking to observe that certain solutions that were used in the past to smooth out public debt crises (inflation, default, cancellation, or capital controls) were left out of the political framing of the recent crisis, therefore revealing how the balance of power between bondholders, taxpayers, pensioners, and wage-earners has evolved over the past 40 years. Today, as the Covid-19 pandemic opens up a dramatic new crisis, reconnecting the history of capitalism and that of democracy seems one of the most urgent intellectual and political tasks of our time. This global political history of public debt is a contribution to this debate and will be of interest to financial, economic, and political historians and researchers. Chapters 13 and 19 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Politics of Money

The Politics of Money

Although critiques of capitalism from Marxist, feminist and ecological perspectives abound, The Politics of Money is unique in gathering the strengths of these differing critiques into a coherent whole.The book reviews the role of money in ...

Author: Frances Hutchinson

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UCSC:32106016634179

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Classical and radical economists have marginalised the role of money, most particularly the role of credit, in driving the machinery of accumulation and exclusion. Although critiques of capitalism from Marxist, feminist and ecological perspectives abound, The Politics of Money is unique in gathering the strengths of these differing critiques into a coherent whole.The book reviews the role of money in current society through an overview of the history of money creation and a critique of the main theoretical developments in economic thought. Alternative perspectives on money are then presented through a review of a number of radical perspectives but focusing mainly on the work of Marx, Veblen and the social credit perspective of Douglas and the guild socialists.The authors have drawn upon their varied expertise in economics and the social sciences to produce the foundations of a new political economy that will enable communities to reconstruct their socio-economic fabric through social and political control of money systems.
Categories: Business & Economics

Debt Default and Democracy

Debt Default and Democracy

Governments are disposed to exploit 'debt illusion' whereby citizens excessively
discount the future tax liabilities associated with debt financing. 2. This is true for
democratic as well as for more despotic governments. 3. One mechanism for ...

Author: Giuseppe Eusepi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788117937

Category:

Page: 224

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The original chapters in this book connect the microeconomic and macroeconomic approaches to public debt. Through their thought-provoking views, leading scholars offer insights into the incentives that individuals and governments may have in resorting to public debt, thereby promoting a clearer understanding of its economic consequences.
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Debt and Democracy in Latin America

Debt and Democracy in Latin America

They quickly discovered that they lacked the funds , expertise , and financial and
political institutions necessary for dealing with the debt crisis . Whether ruled by
democratic , authoritarian , or military leaders , Latin American governments ...

Author: Strategy for Peace Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131562144

Category: Debts, External

Page: 20

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Categories: Debts, External

Alternative Development Strategies for Africa Debt and democracy

Alternative Development Strategies for Africa  Debt and democracy

In fact the whole debate and discourse on the African debt is meant to exclude
the majority of the producers . That the African debt has risen faster ... rule and
workers do not have the right to industrial democracy . Second , in primary
producing ...

Author: Ben Turok

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025189153

Category: Africa

Page: 264

View: 412

Categories: Africa

Democracy and Financial Order Legal Perspectives

Democracy and Financial Order  Legal Perspectives

This book discusses the relationship between democracy and the financial order from various legal perspectives.

Author: Matthias Goldmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662555682

Category: Law

Page: 230

View: 171

This book discusses the relationship between democracy and the financial order from various legal perspectives. Each of the nine contributions adopts a unique perspective on the legal and political challenges brought to the fore by the Global Financial Crisis. This crisis and the ensuing sovereign debt crisis in Europe are only the latest in a long series of financial crises around the globe in recent decades. By their very existence, but also as a result of the political turmoil they have created, these financial crises testify to the well-known tensions between democracy and a market-based economic and financial order. However, what is missing in this debate is an analysis of the role of law for reconciling democracy with a market-based financial order. To fill this lacuna, the book focuses on the controversy surrounding the concept of law, thereby adding another variable to the debate on the relation between democracy and capitalism. Each chapter addresses the concept of law from a particular theoretical angle, be it a full-grown legal theory or an approach in political economy that has a particular view of the law.
Categories: Law

Money From Nothing

Money From Nothing

Absolutely. And we should. So argue financial regulation expert Robert Hockett and bestselling philosopher Aaron James in this eye-opening, irreverent, and inspiring exploration of what the dollar really is.

Author: Robert Hockett

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612198576

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 259

A major work of financial theory and practice with immediate relevance to the rebuilding of the economy, and restoring the promise of equality When the government decides to spend money, it simply creates the necessary funds for itself--as if out of thin air. That's how we pay for interstate highways, post offices, wars, social services, and economic stimulus packages. If it's that easy to make money . . . can't we all get more of it? Absolutely. And we should. So argue financial regulation expert Robert Hockett and bestselling philosopher Aaron James in this eye-opening, irreverent, and inspiring exploration of what the dollar really is. And better still, they show how we can build an economy that works for everybody without unwanted taxes and added regulations. In the process, we learn how disingenuous the political rhetoric surrounding inflation can be, how the demonized concept of the deficit is really just another way of tallying our collective national wealth, and how a strong central bank could free us from the abuses of private banking. With broad historical background and ambitious yet practical institutional proposals, Hockett and James offer a new vision of public finance--people's banking for a people's economy. Armed with this new outlook, we can even stop worrying debt and learn to love a strong, accountable, and transparent Federal Reserve as a cornerstone of our democracy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economic Crisis Elite Cooperation and Democratic Stability

Economic Crisis  Elite Cooperation  and Democratic Stability

Putnam , Robert D. Making Democracy Work : Civic Traditions in Modern Italy .
Princeton : Princeton University ... Remmer , Karen L. “ Debt or Democracy : The
Political Impact of the Debt Crisis in Latin America . " In Debt and Transfiguration
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Author: Jungug Choi

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822031587884

Category: Asia

Page: 516

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Categories: Asia

The National Debt

The National Debt

rest webtor vic cus as so in 1985 , announced that his country would set aside
only 10 percent of its earnings from exports to settle its debts . “ Either debt or
democracy , " he said in a United Nations speech . The banking community
threatened ...

Author: Lawrence Malkin

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: IND:39000004467887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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Malkin's engaging and highly informative book on America's #1 economic concern--October's Black Monday--makes it clear that with each American dollar borrowed, control of our economy slips through our fingers. His analysis and solutions will attract the interest of general readers everywhere.
Categories: Business & Economics

Creditocracy

Creditocracy

In this forceful, eye-opening survey, Andrew Ross contends that we are in the cruel grip of a creditocracy – where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic ...

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 9781939293398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 847

It seems like pretty much everybody – homeowners, students, those who are ill and without health insurance, and, of course, credit card holders – is up to their neck in debt that can never be repaid. 77% of US households are seriously indebted and one in seven Americans has been pursued by debt collectors. The major banks are bigger and more profitable than before the 2008 crash, and legislators are all but powerless to bring them to heel. In this forceful, eye-opening survey, Andrew Ross contends that we are in the cruel grip of a creditocracy – where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs. The implications of mass indebtedness for any democracy are profound, and history shows that whenever a creditor class becomes as powerful as Wall Street, the result has been debt bondage for the bulk of the population. Following in the ancient tradition of the jubilee, activists have had some success in repudiating the debts of developing countries. The time is ripe, Ross argues, for a debtors’ movement to use the same kinds of moral and legal arguments to bring relief to household debtors in the North. After examining the varieties of lending that have contributed to the crisis, Ross suggests ways of lifting the burden of illegitimate debts from our backs. Just as important, Creditocracy outlines the kind of alternative economy we need to replace a predatory debt-money system that only benefits the 1%.
Categories: Business & Economics

Democracy and the Americas

Democracy and the Americas

DANGER OF DEBT I do not say it is true for any of the Debt is a threefold danger .
Debt Americas that democracy could not surfeeds on itself , as our American rail
vive another great war . But it is closer roads have been demonstrating since ...

Author: American Academy of Political and Social Science

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU68080379

Category: America

Page: 237

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Categories: America

Resurgence of Democracy and Market Economy

Resurgence of Democracy and Market Economy

In essence , the Brady Plan asks banks to reduce debt ( or provide new money )
without creating assurances that the debt remaining after debt reduction will be
honored . From the banks ' perspective , partial debt forgiveness now can and ...

Author: Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822018699371

Category: Democracy

Page: 104

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SCOTT (copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection.
Categories: Democracy

Dialectics of Democracy in Latin America

Dialectics of Democracy in Latin America

To this effect , the priority struggle for the popular and democratic forces must be ,
on the one hand , for a collective and immediate decision to declare a unilateral
moratorium or suspension of debt payments , which would allow the debtor ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012856862

Category: Communism

Page: 127

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Categories: Communism

The Commonwealth the Magazine of Democracy

The Commonwealth  the Magazine of Democracy

... of the money ( savings ) for government costs and 2-5 for interest he loans out .
Also , notes , bonds and mort on the Public Debt , or $ 60 and $ 40 regages , if
unsecured by real estate , pay only spectively out of every $ 100 of taxes col1.10
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112083266871

Category: Political science

Page:

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Categories: Political science

International Commodity Price Shocks Democracy and External Debt

International Commodity Price Shocks  Democracy  and External Debt

Because the time-series behavior of many international commodity prices is
highly persistent, commodity price shocks are identified by the (log) change in the
international commodity price.3 External Debt. Data on the total external debt
stock ...

Author: Mr.Rabah Arezki

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781451963427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

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We examine the effects that international commodity price shocks have on external debt using panel data for a world sample of 93 countries spanning the period 1970-2007. Our main finding is that positive commodity price shocks lead to a significant reduction in the level of external debt in democracies, but to no significant reduction in the level of external debt in autocracies. To explain this result, we show that positive commodity price shocks lead to a statistically significant and quantitatively large increase in total government expenditures in autocracies. In democracies on the other hand government expenditures did not increase significantly. We also document that following positive windfalls from international commodity price shocks the risk of default on external debt decreased in democracies, but increased significantly in autocracies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Debt Democracy and the Welfare State

Debt  Democracy and the Welfare State

Are Modern Democracies Living on Borrowed Time and Money? R. Hannesson.
Second World War or even a bit earlier. With few exceptions the series show a
sharply rising trend from about the mid-1970s. In some countries the debt has
now ...

Author: R. Hannesson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137532008

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

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Why is it that government debt in the developed world has risen to world war proportions in a time of peace? This can largely be attributed to governments maintaining welfare expenditures beyond what tax revenues allow. But will these governments refrain from doing what is necessary for economic growth for fear of losing their electorate?
Categories: Political Science