What is the name of the book? Michael Lee. 2020. From Malaise to Meltdown: The International Origins of Financial Folly, 1844-. (Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press). What’s the argument?  Great-power competition over financial primacy is responsible for a number of severe financial crises, including, the Long Depression of 1873-1896, the Great Depression of 1929-1939, and the financial crises of the late 90s and 2000s). Why is this the case? Financial hegemony brings with it...

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