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This is an auction for BALANCE: THE ECONOMICS OF GREAT POWERS, FROM ANCIENT ROME TO MODERN AMERICA, by Glenn Hubbard & Tim Kane.

“In seeking to discover what might be common factors throughout history to explain the rise and decline of powerful states, Hubbard and Kane have succeeded in identifying surprisingly similar trajectories. Their thought-provoking analysis has compelling relevance for America’s future.”
- Henry Kissinger

"Political paralysis leading to fiscal collapse is the “existential threat” facing America, argues this stimulating, contentious economic history... Theirs is political economy with a grand historical sweep—and provocative implications for the present."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

“Offers some policy proposals that ought to be taken seriously, even by those who don’t agree with all their premises. At the very least, some of these ideas could be used as blueprints for the rare politician seeking some acceptable grounds for compromise.”
- Time magazine

“A readable, data-rich history of the fall of great powers through the eyes of two fiscally troubled US conservatives in 2013.”
- Financial Times (UK)

“The history of economic folly that they skilfully recount is a timely reminder that societies that seem invincible are often anything but.”
- Wall Street Journal (US)

"A rapid romp through imperial history.... The authors argue persuasively that the decay of nations typically starts long before an external military event and usually originates with some internal change. "
- Foreign Affairs magazine

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2013.

351 pages.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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