By Mark Blyth, Tomás Fernández Aúz
"La austeridad, nos cube Mark Blyth, profesor de l. a. Brown college, es una proposal peligrosa: no funciona en el mundo actual en que habitamos. En el mundo imaginario de sus partidarios, los recortes siempre afectan a otro. Desgraciadamente, como lo demuestra Europa, en este mundo actual de nuestros días no hay "otro" que asuma los costes". Blyth ha escrito un libro extraordinario, rico en principles y libre de jerga económica, que analiza los angeles realidad de los angeles situation, l. a. génesis histórica de las rules que han llevado a l. a. doctrina de l. a. austeridad como remedio, l. a. evidencia de su fracaso en todos los casos en que se ha intentado aplicarla, y que concluye con l. a. perspectiva de un futuro en que, como l. a. austeridad no disminuye l. a. deuda, sino que los angeles aumenta, nos aguarda un porvenir de represión monetary y aumento de los impuestos. Austeridad ha recibido elogios de Robert Skidelsky, quien lo califica como "un análisis fascinante", de Martin Wolf, que habla en el monetary occasions de "un espléndido libro", y de John Quiggin, quien asegura que se trata de "una guía esencial para cualquiera que desee entender los angeles depresión actual".
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Austeridad: Historia de una idea peligrosa by Mark Blyth, Tomás Fernández Aúz