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Waiting for the next shoe to drop,
This review is from: Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour (Hardcover)
Another fascinating book from Michael Lewis. A scary prognosis of the future which seems to be unfolding even as we read the financial press day by day. Excellent chapters on Iceland, Greece, Ireland and the US which would be highly amusing if it were not all so serious!! I think Michael gets a bit sidetracked in the chapter on Germany which is a pity. I believe his conclusion however that we have all gotten used to living "too high off the hog" is spot on and does not bode well for the West. We are all going to have to follow the example given of the Californian fire chief if we are ever to get out of this hole we are in.
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Initial post: 15 Jan 2016 09:06:14 GMT
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John F Mattingley says:
Regarding your comment about the material being slight, given the weight of the subject; I recommend getting hold of Yanis Veroufakis's book The Global Minotaur; 3rd edition.The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy He is, like lewis, an engaging writer, but with the weight of academia and research behind it. It is an eye-opening and fascinating read. It gives one a complete context and indeed workable framework within which to understand world economics today and in the future.
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