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The next age of uncertainty : how the world can adapt to a riskier future / Stephen Poloz.

Poloz, Stephen S., (author.).


From the publisher: From the former Governor of the Bank of Canada, a far-seeing guide to the powerful economic forces that will shape the decades ahead. The economic ground is shifting beneath our feet. The world is becoming more volatile, and people are understandably worried about their financial futures. In this urgent and accessible guide to the crises and opportunities that lie ahead, economist and former Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz maps out the powerful tectonic forces that are shaping our future, and the ideas that will allow us to master them. These forces include an aging workforce, mounting debt, and rising income inequality. Technological advances, too, are adding to the pressure, putting people out of work, and climate change is forcing a transition to a lower-carbon economy. It is no surprise that people are feeling uncertain. The implications of these tectonic tensions will cascade throughout every dimension of our livesthe job market, the housing market, the investment climate, as well as government and central bank policy, and the role of the corporation within society. The pandemic has added momentum to many of them. Poloz skillfully argues that past crises, from the Victorian Depression in the late 1800s to the more recent downturn in 2008, give a hint of what is in store for us in the decades ahead. Unlike the purely destructive power of earthquakes, the upheaval that is sure to come in the decades ahead will offer unexpected opportunities for renewal and growth. Filled with takeaways for employers, investors, and policymakers, as well as families discussing jobs and mortgage renewals around the kitchen table, The Next Age of Uncertainty is an indispensable guide for those navigating the fault lines of the risky world ahead.

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  • ISBN: 9780735243903
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Allen Lane, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Business cycles.
Financial crises.
Economic history.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Legislative Building HB 3711 Pol (Text) 36970100388182 General Collection Volume hold Checked out 2023-03-27

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