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Economics - Economic Growth | The Growth Spiral - Money, Energy, and Imagination in the Dynamics of the Market Process

The Growth Spiral

Money, Energy, and Imagination in the Dynamics of the Market Process

Binswanger, Hans Christoph

2013, XII, 165 p. 10 illus.

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  • Proposes a new approach to understanding the modern economy
  • Presents a model of economic growth incorporating the roles of monetary dynamics and natural resources
  • Written for the specialist and the interested lay reader
This book develops a new theory of the modern economy. Conventional economic theory is (still) based on an essentially static notion of equilibrium. In contrast, this book offers an analysis of the economic process based on a truly dynamic approach. It understands modern economic activity as manifesting itself in a growth spiral. There are two main drivers of the dynamics of this spiral: steady money creation in the banking system, on the one hand; and the continuous inflow of energy and raw materials through the exploitation of natural resources, on the other. Both driving forces are generally neglected by the conventional theory. Understanding their role is absolutely essential for preventing our economy from being more and more exposed to financial and ecological crises. This book offers important insights about the functioning of the modern economy and addresses the specialist as well as the interested lay reader.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Economic Growth - History of Economic Thought - Macroeconomics - Money and Credit - Sustainability

Related subjects » Economic Growth - Economic Theory

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