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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Global Research Publishers; 1 edition (May 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973714735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973714739
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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This important collection offers the reader a most comprehensive analysis of the various facets especially the financial, social and military ramifications from an outstanding list of world-class social thinkers. --Mario Seccareccia, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa

In-depth investigations of the inner workings of the plutocracy in crisis, presented by some of our best politico-economic analysts. This book should help put to rest the hallucinations of free market ideology. --Michael Parenti, author of God and His Demons and Contrary Notions

Provides a very readable exposé of a global economic system, manipulated by a handful of extremely powerful economic actors for their own benefit, to enrich a few at the expense of an ever-growing majority. --David Ray Griffin, author of The New Pearl Harbor Revisited

About the Author

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003) and America s War on Terrorism (2005). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. Andrew Gavin Marshall is an independent writer both on the contemporary structures of capitalism as well as on the history of the global political economy. He is a Research Associate with the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

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Read this book and you will be enlightened.
Doug Welch
The book is a compilation of articles written by different authors with a wide variety of backgrounds.
Elliot Malach
If you already have little confidence in government, it will only make things worse.
Joel S. Hirschhorn

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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Joel S. Hirschhorn on November 25, 2010
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You want to read The Global Economic Crisis The Great Depression of the XXI Century, edited by Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall, if you meet these criteria: you welcome information and analysis about critically important issues that come from great thinkers outside the mainstream media and publishing world; you can handle brain pain from detailed and brutally honest revelations; you are willing and able to challenge your own biases and preconceptions to let in new explanations of how the world really functions.

If millions of Americans read this book, we would probably see a far stronger uprising against the political establishment that has refused to severely punish the countless guilty people in the financial, banking and mortgage sectors that brought down the US and global economic system.

This book ties together a large number of factors in twenty chapters that reveal just how corrupt the world has become because of the power of plutocratic, wealthy and corporate interests. From Wall Street corporate boardrooms to the Federal Reserve and other central banks to the US military and NATO, a multitude of threads get woven into a disturbing tapestry of crimes against society that still have not been prosecuted.

This book is truly an instrument of anti-brainwashing. If you are willing to spend serious time reading it, then you surely will become much angrier about the dismal state of the economy that is causing so much pain and suffering to ordinary people worldwide. If you personally have escaped the worst ravages of the economic meltdown, then you will have much more compassion for those severely affected.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Malach VINE VOICE on December 24, 2010
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The book is a compilation of articles written by different authors with a wide variety of backgrounds. It is divided into 5 parts that cover everything from the economic crisis to global poverty, war, monetary systems and the shadow bankers.

Other books I have read and reviewed corroborate most of what I have read here. The big financial institutions with government connections manipulate the markets. Market crashes and rallies are engineered to maximize their profits and expansion at the expense of the government (taxpayers) and individual investors. Everywhere you look in this system the same old "good ole boys" keep showing up. They rotate from the private financial sector to government and back again.

The book brings up some interesting points:
-One I was totally unaware of was that China is cornered into investing its balance of trade surplus dollars in U.S. debt, thus financing the U.S. military buildup against them.
-Workers are seen as merely a cost of production. Globalization is all about installing monopolies, not improving life.
-World agriculture has the capacity in place to feed the entire planet, but the system prevents it from happening.
-Big players move the commodity markets to keep prices high, thus causing starvation - eliminating the poor, because starvation is good for profits.

I got a good laugh out of Ch. 14 & 17, where the writer describes how great the misunderstood Bilderberg Group's "one world order" will be. This guy may be totally clueless, but the editors let everyone express their opinion on the current global crisis, so that is a good thing.

On shadow banking, Pres. Lincoln said it best," I have two great enemies, the Southern army in front of me, and the bankers in my rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Doug Welch on February 1, 2011
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One thing you can say about mainstream coverage on the causes and consequences of the Economic Crisis which began in Sept. of 2008 is that the more you watch, the less you seem to know. Well, part of the problem is that these same reporters were cheering on the very worst actors in this drama as they were racing into a brick wall. Well, Michel Chossudovsky and his gang of muckraking investigative journalists and academics offer a more balanced and well-rounded review of what the reality on the ground was like for the global economic system before and after the collapse of 2008. Once you realize to what extent the Old Order was essentially based around massive fraud and once you notice that the same crooks who crashed the system are mostly still in charge and are trying to fire up the old bubble machine you too will be rightfully outraged.
Among the topics covered are: to what degree was the Global Economic System founded on corruption, fraud and given cover by the media? How is it that Globalization hasn't delivered on the promise for raising standards of living worldwide? How does the emergence of China as an actor on the global stage affected economic and security concerns? To what extent is the economic crisis related to the advance of militarization, including among powers that had previously eschewed military force as a means of pursuing policy? Read this book and you will be enlightened.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Francisca on December 14, 2011
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As this book has been written by several people I will review each part as I finish them!

I will start with Chapter 1 by Michel Chossudosvsky. This is the first time I have read anything by this author and in the meanwhile I saw that he wrote another book that might interest me (Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order) but to be honest... although I think that what he has to say is quite important all the repetitions put me off ever reading something else written by him! Maybe I am wrong and this other book isn't full of repetitions, the fact is that this one is!

But this is an important book nevertheless, for all those who want to know what this crisis is all about. Actually.... it should be read by anybody who walks around in this world! We are being told so many lies..... So many people still believe that they have to contribute more so that our grandchildren will have a better life, etc, etc.... all rubbish and if you didn't know that, you can find out in this book! At the end of his chapter the author gives some advice of how things could change, very wise advice but it will never work! Without wanting to sound pessimistic I think that the rich elite know very well what they are doing and they also know very well how to deal with any unrest. It is too late for that! In order for it to work everybody in this world had to get up and bring these criminals to justice but too many people are so brain-washed that this will never happen! I would have liked if he had also mentioned aid to the third world, one of the biggest scams all times and it is difficult to comprehend that countries that are bankrupt borrow more and more for aid that never, ever reaches the poor anywhere!

Chapter 2 - Not that interesting.... No repetitions but not much substance!
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