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The Great Deformation By David Stockman Online. Book Details: Language: English Published Original Language Unknown, Isbn: , Publisher. DAVID A. STOCKMAN 18 The Great Deformation of Capital Markets: How Wall Street. Got Huge .. the roots of the Great Deformation, difficult in the extreme. David Stockman not only cites Mises and Hazlitt, among other The main theme of The Great Deformation is stated clearly on the first page of.

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The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America

Apr 02, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is candid and, to begin with, refreshing, but after a while I found it wearing on me. With Stockman’s book I feel I have answered that question. With so many possible variables all in play, and the effects of some offsetting the others, how does the layman, who has no PhD in the science behind the claims, and who has to rely on the experts, ever decide which is right? Exchange rates were subject to wild and unpredictable fluctuations, central bankers stumbled and bumbled through phenomena they could never truly manage while Wall Street gorged on the elixirs of leverage and easy credit.

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David Stockman believes that our economy is almost past the point of no return. This book is full of facts and figures, but apparently not wanting footnotes to slow him down, Stockman provides not a single one.

By establishing Fannie Mae he put in the foundations of the “Housing Complex” that begat the housing crash of He then wound up at a private equity firm, no doubt initially believing in stokcman industry’s self-defining mission of strengthening free enterprise by ridding companies of waste.


However, the gold standard was but a very useful sharia law of the market. This can be the only explanation for some of the worst points he makes in the whole book. Each uncovers a different piece of corruption that, when added up, reveals a frightening picture of our government today.

I was struck by his blunt, caustic, and seemingly well-informed criticism of the imperialist bungling of successive administrations. In the end, a mixed bag. I strongly recommend you read for yourself.

He then wrote a book, The Triumph of Politics”, about the experience relating how all the fine words defrmation out the window while government grew, subsidies were given to all the big lobbies and in the end things were worse at the end of the ‘s than before.

The problem he sets up is threefold 1. He decormation even spare his own adventures on Wall Street stockmna his own contribution to Reagan’s budgets. For that knowledge, I’m willing to excuse Mr. Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. What money he did spend on defence he spent very judiciously, on nuclear arms, which in Stockman’s view won the cold war some thirty years later.

There would be no financial futures exchanges and very little trading of any sort. FDR wasted everybody’s time with the New Deal because he was trying to address an exogenous problem domestically. We don’t get to do a replay and teh if history” can easily slide into lazy and bad history.


The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David A. Stockman

The most important good that exists in the world is money. That is how come their balance sheets increased tenfold. Apr 04, Jose rated it liked it. One of the main American exports to Europe had been grain. His stance on defoormation, Keynesian economics and the gold standard are where his credibility really tends to slide. The book has many shocking stories such as these.

With no interest you have unlimited money at no charge! The ATMs would indeed have gone dark. He may be Chicken Little crying that the sky is falling but he convinced me and I’m ducking for shelter!

But my problem with it, still being young enough at 39 to feel like I have freedom to care, is that so much of that cost burden was undertook without my consent, ideologically or otherwise. To me, the same seems to hold true with economic projections, causes and effects. However Stockman does not deliver on this promise in over pages of insufficiently edited rants and repetition.

And while much of what he’s predicting is gloomy, he does offer a number or recommendations going forward, a few of them, such as term limits, election campaign limits, and lobbying limits, I do find compelling.