Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pg. 69: Ravi Batra's "The New Golden Age"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Ravi Batra's The New Golden Age.

About the book, from the publisher:
In The New Golden Age, bestselling author and economist Ravi Batra identifies the roadblocks to economic prosperity--and what we need to do to overcome them. Bringing the same insight and expertise that made books like The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism international bestsellers, Batra takes on falling minimum wages, corporate scandals, rocketing oil prices, and many of the other crises facing the world economy. He also offers an expansive, optimistic vision of how the international community can address them and bring about something historically unprecedented: true global economic prosperity.
Among the early praise for The New Golden Age:
"The analysis is keen and provocative, and the conclusions unorthodox as ever."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dr. Batra vividly portrays the way in which public disgust for corruption, both corporate and federal, is becoming a serious force for political change."
--Dr. W. Curtiss Priest, Director, Center for Information, Technology, & Society, MIT
Among the praise for Ravi Batra:
"When it comes to the bottom line so beloved of economists, one can learn a lot about events by thinking about them in cyclical regularities, of which Batra gives a novel and brilliant exposition."
--Lester C. Thurow

"Ravi Batra has made an outstanding reputation in the United States as an international economic theorist in the best Western tradition."
--Leonard Silk, New York Times
Ravi Batra is the author of Greenspan's Fraud as well as the international bestsellers as The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism, The Great Depression of 1990, and The Myth of Free Trade. He is professor of economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The Page 69 Test: The New Golden Age.

--Marshal Zeringue