Cowboy Capitalism: European Myths, American Reality

3.55 avg rating
( 44 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781930865785: Cowboy Capitalism: European Myths, American Reality

Europeans and many American pundits believe that while the U.S. economy may create more growth, Europeans have it better when it come to job security and other factors. Olaf Gersemann, a German reporter who came to America, found the reality quite different. He checked facts and found the market freedoms in America create a more flexible, adaptable and prosperous system then the declining welfare states of old Europe.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"This is a comprehensive, indeed truly encyclopedic, comparison of economic conditions and policies in the United States with those in Germany, France, and Italy. Gersemann, a German journalist based in the United States, provides detailed evidence to support his devastating rejection of common European fallacies about the American economy. A real treasure trove of thoughtful analysis."

--Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics

"Citizens in all Western democracies want to provide more publicly financed welfare than they are willing, privately, to finance by taxes. The result is sluggish economies. In Old Europe the crisis is more acute than in the United States. This book documents the dramatic differences and stresses the proclivity of Europeans to denigrate the American experience rather than to acknowledge their own plight."

--James M. Buchanan, Nobel Laureate in Economics

"For those experiencing angst about the U.S. economy, Cowboy Capitalism provides all the salve needed. Author Olaf Gersemann compares the 'comfy capitalism' of Europe with the U.S. brand and declares Uncle Sam the hands-down winner."

--U.S. News & World Report

"Gersemann pulls no punches in debunking prevalent European myths about the American economy. But Cowboy Capitalism is not about trumpeting American superiority; it’s about helping Western European countries achieve the robust growth and job creation their citizens deserve."

--Henry M. Paulson, Jr, Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs Group

"This book offers an excellent comparison of U.S. capitalism with the 'social' model of Germany, France, and Italy. It is also a penetrating study of anti-market propaganda. Olaf Gersemann shows that the features of the American model that are attacked most by European critics from both left and right are those which continental Europe actually needs in order to overcome the social problem of high unemployment and to make the European economy more dynamic and competitive. The book displays a rare combination of clarity, passion, and moderation. I highly recommend that this book be widely read on both sides of the Atlantic."

--Leszek Balcerowicz, Former Finance Minister of Poland

"Gersemann combines the accuracy and incisiveness of a scholar with the verve and wit of the best kind of journalist. His readers will be fascinated from the beginning and enlightened by the end."

--Steven Landsburg, author of The Armchair Economist

About the Author:

Olaf Gersemann is the foreign news editor for Financial Times Deutschland. Prior to that, he was the Washington correspondent for Wirtschaftswoche, Germany’s largest economic and business weekly. Before joining Wirtschaftswoche in 1996, he studied economics at Cologne University and Trinity College, Dublin, and worked for the German financial daily Handelsblatt. In 2001, Gersemann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the most prestigious German economic reporting prize for journalists under the age of 35.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gersemann, Olaf
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TN-9781930865785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gersemann, Olaf
Published by National Book Network
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Book Network. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1930865783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Olaf Gersemann
Published by Cato Institute,U.S., United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute,U.S., United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Europeans believe that, while the U.S. economy may create more growth, they have it better when it comes to job security, income equality, and other factors. Gersemann, a German reporter went to America, and found that the greater market freedoms in America create a more flexible, adaptable, and prosperous system than the declining welfare states of old Europe. This book presents statistical data in extensive yet accessible charts and graphs. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9781930865785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Olaf Gersemann
Published by Cato Institute,U.S., United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute,U.S., United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Europeans believe that, while the U.S. economy may create more growth, they have it better when it comes to job security, income equality, and other factors. Gersemann, a German reporter went to America, and found that the greater market freedoms in America create a more flexible, adaptable, and prosperous system than the declining welfare states of old Europe. This book presents statistical data in extensive yet accessible charts and graphs. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781930865785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Olaf Gersemann
Published by Cato Institute,U.S., United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute,U.S., United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Europeans believe that, while the U.S. economy may create more growth, they have it better when it comes to job security, income equality, and other factors. Gersemann, a German reporter went to America, and found that the greater market freedoms in America create a more flexible, adaptable, and prosperous system than the declining welfare states of old Europe. This book presents statistical data in extensive yet accessible charts and graphs. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9781930865785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gersemann, Olaf
Published by Cato Institute
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1930865783 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI951885

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gersemann, Olaf
Published by Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (2005)
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Renaissance Books
(Riverside, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. First Paper. A comprehensive comparison of economic conditions in the United States with those in Germany, France and Italy. Debunks common European fallacies about the American economy, and proposes that Europe move toward a more free market approach in order to achieve economic growth and better living standards. Translated from German. 247 pages, tables, index. Bookseller Inventory # 12565

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Olaf Gersemann
Published by Cato Institute,U.S.
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute,U.S. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781930865785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Olaf Gersemann
Published by Cato Institute (2005)
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1930865783

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gersemann, Olaf
Published by Cato Institute,U.S. (2005)
ISBN 10: 1930865783 ISBN 13: 9781930865785
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cato Institute,U.S., 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CW-9781930865785

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book