The Economics of Uncertainty

The Economics of Uncertainty

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Economies are deeply complex systems. The marketplace involves many economic actors behaving in rational and irrational ways, sustaining a dizzying array of interconnected activity. Because of the number of participants involved, the unpredictability of their actions, and the sheer variety of possible actions, some degree of economic uncertainty is inevitable. In one of the most dramatic displays of economic uncertainty in our times, a wave of toxic loans almost brought down the American financial system in 2008-2009, and with it jobs and savings. Few experts forecast this catastrophe, which stands as a lesson in the power of economic forces to defy our predictions. This event may have been exceptional, but every day we are all at the mercy of economic uncertainty in matters such as the stock market, insurance, and career and retirement planning. Uncertainty also plagues us in smaller ways. For example, everyone is familiar with rising prices, but the Internet now makes it...
Publisher: [S.I.] : The Great Courses, 2015.
ISBN: 9781682763377
Branch Call Number: eVIDEO OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Fullenkamp, Connel
Overdrive Inc

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