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Krugman, Paul. THE GREAT UNRAVELING: LOSING OUR WAY IN THE NEW CENTURY. New York City, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 426 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's account on subject. One of the most important books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents the most accessible, relevant, and intelligent account on the dire state of the United States of America, presciently written five years before the country finally unravelled. "A chronicle of how the heady optimism of the late 1990's gave way to renewed gloom as a result of incredibly bad leadership, in the private sector and in the corridors of power. Economist Paul Krugman lays much of the blame on the Bush Administration, which he views as a 'revolutionary power, a movement whose leaders do not accept the legitimacy of our current political system'. Declaring them radicals masquerading as moderates, he questions their motives on a range of issues, particularly their tax and Social Security plans, which he argues are 'obviously, blatantly based on bogus arithmetic'. A fine writer, Krugman relies heavily on both numbers and words to examine corporate malfeasance, the rise and fall of the stock market, the federal budget, the future of Social Security, and how a huge surplus quickly became a record deficit. He also rails against the American news media for displaying an appalling lack of skepticism and for failing to do even the most basic homework when reporting on business and economic issues. Krugman writes clearly about complex issues, and offers plenty of evidence and hard facts to support his theory regarding the intersection of business, economics, and politics, making this a detailed, informative, and thought-provoking book" (Shawn Carkonen). "For his analysis of trade patterns and locations of economic activity, Krugman formulated a new theory to answer questions about free trade: 'What are the effects of free trade and globalization? ' 'What are the driving forces behind worldwide urbanization? ' Paul Krugman has formulated a new theory to answer these questions. He has thereby integrated the previously disparate research fields of international trade and economic geography" (Nobel Prize Citation). A book that everyone on Wall Street and Main Street should read and learn from if America is to survive let alone have a viable future. A "must-have" title for Paul Krugman and Modern First collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in pen on the title page by the author: "Paul Krugman 2003". Laid-in is a copy of the Letter from the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, which hosted Krugman's appearance. It comes with copy of the April 6, 2009 Cover Issue, "Obama Is Wrong", which shows the author on the cover and features a scathing attack on President Obama's first (more or less) 100 days in office as its main story. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008. One of the greatest living economist/writers. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 0393058506. $300.00

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