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The Resource After the new economy, Doug Henwood

After the new economy, Doug Henwood

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After the new economy
Title
After the new economy
Statement of responsibility
Doug Henwood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rarely a day went by in the dizzy 1990s without some well-paid pundit heralding the triumphant arrival of a New Economy. According to these financial mavens, an unprecedented technological and organizational revolution was ushering in an era of rapid productivity growth and had extinguished the threat of recession forever. Mass participation in the stock market would transform workers into owners, ideas would become the motors of economic life, and globalization would render national borders obsolete. Though much of the rhetoric sounds ridiculous today, few analysts have explored how the New Economy moment emerged from deep within America's economic and ideological machinery. Instead, they've preferred to treat it as an episode of mass delusion, stoked by stock touts and creative accountants. Now, with customary irreverence and acuity, journalist Doug Henwood dissects the New Economy, arguing that the delirious optimism of the moment was actually a manic set of variations on ancient themes-techno-utopianism, the frictionless market, the postindustrial society, and the end of the business cycle-all promoted from the highest of places. Claims of New Eras have plenty of historical precedents; in this latest act, our modern mythmakers held that technology would overturn hierarchies, democratizing information and finance and leading inexorably to a virtual social revolution. But, as Henwood vividly demonstrates, the gap between rich and poor has never been so wide, wealth never so concentrated. For all of capitalism's purported dynamism, the global economic hierarchy has remained remarkably stable for more than a century, and few regions of the world enjoy bright economic prospects. For a while, it looked like the U.S. was a fortunate exception, but it too has been stumbling since the bubble burst. After the New Economy offers an accessible and entertaining account of the less-than-lustrous reality beneath the gloss of the 1990s boom, stripping bare the extravagant pretension of unrestrained entrepreneurial hubris and revealing how it contributed to the making of a new anti-capitalist global movement
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Henwood, Doug.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Electronic commerce
  • Stocks
  • Corporations
Label
After the new economy, Doug Henwood
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Publication
Note
Originally published in 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-296) and index
Contents
Novelty -- Work -- Income -- Globalization -- Finance -- Conclusion -- Afterword
Control code
ocm62214624
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781565849839
Other physical details
ill.
Label
After the new economy, Doug Henwood
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-296) and index
Contents
Novelty -- Work -- Income -- Globalization -- Finance -- Conclusion -- Afterword
Control code
ocm62214624
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781565849839
Other physical details
ill.

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