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By Anton Hemerijck, Ben Knapen, Ellen van Doorne

Even though it will be untimely to presume to spot the precise repercussions of the present financial hindrance, it truly is transparent that it'll have profound results within the political, monetary, and social spheres. Written in the course of the inner most financial quandary because the nice melancholy, Aftershocks includes twenty-four essays—based on interviews with students, famous ecu politicians, and best figures from enterprise and banking—that give some thought to the origins of the drawback in addition to the potential social, monetary, and political adjustments it may possibly engender. one of the members are Barry Eichengreen, Tony Atkinson, David Soskice, Nancy Birdsall, Amitai Etzioni, Helmut Schmidt, and Jacques Delors.

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Modern macro-economics, especially within central banks, became excessively fixated on taming inflation and much too benign about housing price and asset bubbles. Paul de Grauwe argues that even if prices and wages become more flexible, this will not necessarily reduce the business cycle movement in output. As a result, society’s desire to stabilise output will not be reduced. Central banks that respond to these desires will face the need to stabilise output at the risk of reducing price stability.

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Anthony Giddens reminds us that regardless of the institutional changes following the crisis, the imperative to act on issues such as climate change, energy insecurity, and water scarcity will remain paramount (Giddens, 2009). He also notes that climate change policies can play an important role in revitalising economic growth. Averting climate change should be an important policy goal when prioritising stimulus spending. Investments should go towards clean energy, and the adaptation of green technologies should be given prominence, a view that is shared by Nancy Birdsall and Tony Atkinson.

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