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The Resource Shutdown : how COVID shook the world's economy, Adam Tooze

Shutdown : how COVID shook the world's economy, Adam Tooze

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Shutdown : how COVID shook the world's economy
Title
Shutdown
Title remainder
how COVID shook the world's economy
Statement of responsibility
Adam Tooze
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Shutdown
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how covid shook the worlds economy
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eng
Summary
"Deftly weaving finance, politics, business, and the global human experience into one tight narrative, a tour-de-force account of 2020, the year that changed everything--from the acclaimed author of Crashed. The shocks of 2020 have been great and small, disrupting the world economy, international relations and the daily lives of virtually everyone on the planet. Never before has the entire world economy contracted by 20 percent in a matter of weeks nor in the historic record of modern capitalism has there been a moment in which 95 percent of the world's economies were suffering all at the same time. Across the world hundreds of millions have lost their jobs. And over it all looms the specter of pandemic, and death. Adam Tooze, whose last book was universally lauded for guiding us coherently through the chaos of the 2008 crash, now brings his bravura analytical and narrative skills to a panoramic and synthetic overview of our current crisis. By focusing on finance and business, he sets the pandemic story in a frame that casts a sobering new light on how unprepared the world was to fight the crisis, and how deep the ruptures in our way of living and doing business are. The virus has attacked the economy with as much ferocity as it has our health, and there is no vaccine arriving to address that. Tooze's special gift is to show how social organization, political interests, and economic policy interact with devastating human consequences, from your local hospital to the World Bank. He moves fluidly from the impact of currency fluctuations to the decimation of institutions--such as health-care systems, schools, and social services--in the name of efficiency. He starkly analyzes what happened when the pandemic collided with domestic politics (China's party conferences; the American elections), what the unintended consequences of the vaccine race might be, and the role climate change played in the pandemic. Finally, he proves how no unilateral declaration of 'independence" or isolation can extricate any modern country from the global web of travel, goods, services, and finance"--
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11006236
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1967-
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Tooze, Adam
Dewey number
330.9/052
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3722
LC item number
.T655 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Financial crises
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • COVID-19 (Disease)
  • Economic history
  • Economic history
  • Financial crises
Target audience
adult
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how covid shook the world's economy
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Shutdown : how COVID shook the world's economy, Adam Tooze
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-344) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I Disease X -- Organized irresponsibility -- Wuhan, not Chernobyl -- February: wasting time -- March: Global lockdown -- Part II A global crisis like no other -- Free fall -- "Whatever it takes," again -- Economy on life support -- The toolkit -- Part III A not summer -- NextGen EU -- China: momentum -- America's national crisis -- Part IV Interregnum -- Vaccine race -- Debt relief -- Advanced economics: taps on -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780593297551
Lccn
2021016843
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1237807058
  • (OCoLC)on1237807058
  • 707056
Label
Shutdown : how COVID shook the world's economy, Adam Tooze
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I Disease X -- Organized irresponsibility -- Wuhan, not Chernobyl -- February: wasting time -- March: Global lockdown -- Part II A global crisis like no other -- Free fall -- "Whatever it takes," again -- Economy on life support -- The toolkit -- Part III A not summer -- NextGen EU -- China: momentum -- America's national crisis -- Part IV Interregnum -- Vaccine race -- Debt relief -- Advanced economics: taps on -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 354 pages
Isbn
9780593297551
Lccn
2021016843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1237807058
  • (OCoLC)on1237807058
  • 707056

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