Meltdown tells the full story of the global financial and economic crisis. Drawing on a decade of research it looks at the roots of the catastrophe and reveals the true underlying causes of the global meltdown - some of which might be surprising. And it answers the question: who is to blame? The book also asks vital and urgent questions for the future. What role now for the West? Will China dominate the new century? Is free market capitalism over? Meltdown: How The 'Masters of the Universe' Destroyed The West's Power and Prosperity is a comprehensive guide to the political and economic transformation through which we are living.