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More About This Title The Passionate Economist: Finding the Power andHumanity Behind the Numbers
"In this powerful and insightful book, Diane Swonk brings economics to life. I highly recommend The Passionate Economist to anyone who wants to use the lessons of our past to create a better future."
-Charles R. Schwab
Chairman and Co-CEO
The Charles Schwab Corporation
"Leave it to Diane Swonk to put a soul in statistics. Diane figured it out a long time ago. People matter. Their fears matter. Their hopes matter. Their dreams matter. Diane takes us into a world never before explored by an economist . . . the real one. A great read. A great book."
-Neil P. Cavuto
Vice President, Anchor and Managing Editor
Business News, Fox News Channel
"Growing up in Detroit, Diane Swonk saw friends and neighbors suffer hardship as a result of layoffs and corporate downsizing. Leveraging her intimate knowledge of the Midwestern economy, Diane rose to the top of her profession, applying insights into human nature to predict financial markets, economic policy, and key shifts in the global economy. This powerful and personal story by one of America's leading economists shows how economics touches the lives of real people. It explains where the American economy has been and where it is likely heading."
Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley
Former Governor of the Federal Reserve and former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
1. The Forrest Gump Syndrome.
2. Igniting a Passion.
3. The First in White-Collar Downsizing.
4. Doing Economics Right: A Road Map.
5. Tapping the Power with Applications.
6. Testing Our Credibility.
7. Getting Further Established.
8. Moving Out of the 1980s.
9. The "Jobless" Recovery.
10. Changes Under Way in Credit Markets and at the Fed.
11. A "Virtuous" Cycle.
12. Crisis at Home and Abroad.
13. The Second Shoe Drops.
14. Fertile Ground for Asset Bubbles.
15. Y2K and Other Monsters of 2000.
16. The Economics of the Internet.
17. Old Rules for the New Economy.
18. Applying Rules 1 and 2.
19. Hitting a Wall.
20. Applying Rule Number 3.
21. Risk Management at the Fed.
22. Benchmark Revisions.
23. A Scapegoat or an 800-Pound Gorilla?
24. The Quiet before the Storm.
25. A Recessionette?
26. A Fundamental Disconnect.
27. Framing the Outlook.
28. Structural Change.
29. A Shallow Pool of Answers.
30. Reading the Tea Leaves.
31. The Optimism and Devotion of the Young.
Appendix A: An Op-Ed Piece on the Enron Debacle.
Appendix B: Not a Profitless Recovery.
Appendix C: Revolutionary Monetary Policy.
Appendix D: Annable's Take on Executive Insecurities.
Appendix E: The Tug of War between Wages and Profits.