When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence Paperback – 4 Mar 2014
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"'For many, the financial crisis is a temporary interruption in the rise of western prosperity that is due to easily remedied policy mistakes. The Keynesians believe this, as do anti-Keynesians on the free-market right. King argues, instead, that the future is not what it used to be. We have made promises to ourselves we cannot afford to keep. The argument is important.' (Martin Wolf, Financial Times) 'Well-written, thoughtful and highly convincing... King's clear-eyed assessment of the problems ahead makes the book essential reading.' (The Economist) 'The conclusions are clear and compelling... The book should appeal to a wider audience than economists. The author is a newspaper columnist as well as a professional economist, and it shows in the crisp and easy style of his prose. I recommend it heartily.' (Erik Britton, Management Today) 'an interesting and well-written book' (Paul Ormerod, City AM) 'The book is jammed full of history and is highly readable - being rich in the economic history that he argues was lacking in pre-crisis economic analysis. It is accompanied by some wonderful anecdotes and provides a good mix of economics and politics in addition to its historical detail.' (George Buckley, Financial World) 'Overall, as Charles Moore notes in The Daily Telegraph, 'it's alarmingly difficult to disagree' with this book.' (Matthew Partridge, Money Week)"
About the Author
Stephen D. King is Group Chief Economist and Global Head of Economics and Asset Allocation research at HSBC. He lives in London.
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This book is probably written for a wider audience, hence the level of detail is kept fairly superficial on purpose. Mr King could have writen a more elaborate story. Therefore professional investors and market watchers probably find this book slghtly flat reading, hence ***'s.
I was expecting to be told of solutions that you'll find in most decent financial newspapers but I really wanted to know what were the obstacles to implementing them and how they might be overcome. A couple of worked scenarios would have been a bonus. But no, I'm on my second coffee thinking I'm getting to the climax and then the next page is the bibliography. It's like bad sex and sadly you can't smoke inside these days to make up for it.
Only three stars as in my opinion it doesn't go into enough depth on fixing the situation.
Here's an idea for a follow up: "Preventing democracies running up overdrafts".
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