A New York Times best-selling call to arms from Nobel Prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.
How bad have things gotten? How did we get stuck in what now can only be called a depression? And above all, how do we free ourselves? Krugman pursues these questions with his characteristic lucidity and insight. He has a powerful message for anyone who has suffered over these past four years—a quick, strong recovery is just one step away, if our leaders can find the "intellectual clarity and political will" to end this depression now.
"Paul Krugman is stepping up to play the kind of role that John Maynard Keynes performed in the 1930s." — Dissent
"A thoroughly persuasive polemic against premature fiscal austerity in the wake of a deep recession." — Financial Times
"[Krugman] makes an urgent, even passionate case that our economic problems are, at root, fairly simple, and we have the knowledge and the tools to solve them." — Rolling Stone
"An important contribution to the current study of economics and a reason for hope that effective solutions will be implemented again." — Kirkus Reviews