Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? by Steve KeenThe Great Financial Crash had cataclysmic effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise. Many leading commentators declared shortly before the crisis that the magical recipe for eternal stability had been found. Less than a year later, the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression erupted.
In this explosive book, Steve Keen, one of the very few economists who anticipated the crash, shows why the self-declared experts were wrong and how ever-rising levels of private debt make another financial crisis almost inevitable unless politicians tackle the real dynamics causing financial instability. He also identifies the economies that have become The Walking Dead of Debt, and those that are next in line - including Australia, Belgium, China, Canada and South Korea.
A major intervention by a fearlessly iconoclastic figure, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the true nature of the global economic system.
Preventing Financial Crises: An International Perspective
The thought of being hit with a major negative event that could affect your finances, like a job loss, illness or car accident, can keep anyone awake at night. But the prospect of something expensive, and beyond your control, happening becomes less threatening if you're properly prepared. This article will describe 10 steps you can take to minimize the impact of a personal financial crisis. Maximize Your Liquid Savings Cash accounts like checking, savings and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit CD and short-term government investments, will help you the most in a crisis. You'll want to turn to these resources first, because their value doesn't fluctuate with market conditions unlike stocks, index funds , exchange traded funds ETFs and other financial instruments you might have invested in. This means you can take your money out at any time without incurring a financial loss.
By Ricardo Hausmann originally published in GrowthPolicy. Financial crises are a bit like airplane crashes. Airplanes, and banks, operate well most of the time. But every so often they crash with very bad consequences and our strategy is to do a forensic study of the last crash, see what we learn, and incorporate that learning into the system so that we might prevent the recurrence of the same kind of crash. So near misses are a way to reduce the likelihood of bad things happening that have not really happened.
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In these troubled economic times it pays to take deliberate steps to avoid financial mishaps and crises. The general economic situation makes it more necessary than ever to avoid financial crisis. How should you do this, get cheap health insurance , sell your house and get a cheaper one, insure yourself against unemployment? Financial crisis on a personal level can be prevented or at least made much less likely if you take various simple steps. These simple steps can help you avoid financial mishaps of various types. Financial planning and budgeting are a good way to avoid financial crisis and upsets.