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Obres de Jeff Rubin

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Data de naixement
1954-08-24
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Canada
Llocs de residència
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Educació
McGill University
University of Toronto
Professions
economist
Organitzacions
CIBC World Markets

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BBrookes | Dec 8, 2023 |
It's been a heck of a party, but the hang-over will be unpleasant. The author chooses a couple of allegories that are a bit of a stretch, but there is lots to think about here. Nov 2011
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BBrookes | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Dec 5, 2023 |
He has some interesting stuff to say and I've never had the downsides of globalization explained so well. But the author makes some startling contradictions. He makes a very interesting point that measuring the success of a country by GDP and number of jobs is irrelevant because GDP only really affects the wealth of the wealthy class and because wages have largely not kept up with inflation. But then he just completely forgets to apply it to his analysis. He seems enamored with the Trump administration's commitment to pushing back against free trade agreements. Opposition to free trade agreements isn't purely a Trumpian issue as he points out the similarities between Trump and Sanders. But then for some reason he goes on to praise Trump for trying to bring manufacturing jobs and commercial investment back to the United States by imposing tariffs on China. Which are the very thing he argued earlier isn't a relevant reflection of how well people are doing within a country. The author's support of the Trump administration's policies and tactics begin to wear and agitate as the book goes on. His alignment with Trump does not help his credibility and is the main reason I did not finish this book. If anyone is a GDP and jobs president, it is DJT. Nowhere in Trump's policies does he seek to raise worker's wages or boost the incomes of the middle class. Or build up America's crumbling infrastructure. Isn't that the answer to the problem if the author's own argument about GDP and jobs numbers being irrelevant is true? Who did Trump give the majority of his flagship tax cut to, again? Don't ask Jeff Rubin, he doesn't seem to remember.… (més)
 
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wolfe.myles | Feb 28, 2023 |
Exactly what it says on the tin. An excellent primer on peak oil and its implixations for the global economy.
 
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noonaut | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jan 19, 2017 |

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Obres
9
Membres
531
Popularitat
#46,874
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
15
ISBN
35
Llengües
5

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