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Mess We're In
Author: Guy Fraser-Sampson

ISBN: 9781908739063
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21 March 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.3
'The Mess We're In' is a unique argument that binds together media and expert analysis with calls for political reform. Gordon Brown infamously promised to bring about an end to national 'boom and bust' economic cycles. The current global financial crisis illustrates just how far short he fell. But his failure should not be surprising - politicians have never been able to control economic forces. 'The Mess We're In' is a fiercely argued take on today's economic climate, both in the UK and internationally. Unravelling the knotty mess of the competing and often conflicting strands that have stifled the financial system, Guy Fraser-Sampson lays out five basic fundamental contributing factors: budget deficits; global recession; the banking saga; pension problems; and the systemic problems in which the whole circus operates. Each strand is examined in turn by looking at its role in the major financial disasters of this century and the last, from hyper-inflation in Weimar Germany to the banking crash of 2007. In taking this long view, Fraser-Sampson introduces the reader to the core principles of economics in a rich historical narrative. Throughout, he argues that in democratic s...

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