A Violent World

Modern Threats to Economic Stability

  • Jean-Hervé Lorenzi
  • Mickaël Berrebi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 6-29
  4. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 30-49
  5. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 50-73
  6. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 74-101
  7. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 102-124
  8. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 125-142
  9. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, Mickaël Berrebi
    Pages 143-159
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 160-181

About this book


During the 1990s Francis Fukuyama announced the end of history. The 2000s showed how it is an illusion to imagine a peaceful world without conflict.

In this book the authors explore how six major constraints are set to fix the trajectory of the global economy. Three of them are new: the aging population, the failure of technical progress, and the scarcity of savings. The other three have been at work for some time: the explosion of inequality, the mass transfer of activities from one end of the world to the other, and the limitless financialization of economy. They suggest that like seismic activity which depends on pressure between tectonic plates, the political and social tensions will be exacerbated in the coming years by these major forces. They propose that authorities will be incapable of preventing neither the date nor the intensity of the coming earthquakes, and ask the question: Are we able to cope with these future shocks and the violence they are sure to cause?


Bretton Woods Financialization Global Liquidity Youth ageing economy finance regulation resources risk Crisis ageing Bretton Woods Financialization Global resources risk Youth aging crisis demography Global economy globalization growth liquidity

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Hervé Lorenzi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mickaël Berrebi
    • 3
  1. 1.Paris-Dauphine UniversityFrance
  2. 2.Le Cercle des EconomisteFrance
  3. 3.France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-88782-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58993-4
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