The Future of Money

The Future of Money

by Oliver Chittenden
     
 

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World leaders, Nobel Prize-winning economists, and award-winning writers—this anthology brings together the finest thinking to suggest solutions to the global predicament

 
The state of the global economy affects everyone, and with economic growth threatened by financial regulation and the East and West at competitive odds, the

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World leaders, Nobel Prize-winning economists, and award-winning writers—this anthology brings together the finest thinking to suggest solutions to the global predicament

 
The state of the global economy affects everyone, and with economic growth threatened by financial regulation and the East and West at competitive odds, the real solutions to global recession can only come through international cooperation. This anthology breaks free from old ideas to provide new strategies for success by drawing on our real future strengths: collaboration and global cooperation. Contributors include former South African president FW de Klerk, former White House director of Economic Policy Todd Buchholz, The Cult of the Amateur author Andrew Keen, Nobel Prize winner Professor Edmund Phelps, former managing director of the World Bank Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, Professor Martin Feldstein—professor of economics at Harvard University, University of Chicago professor Dr. Marvin Zonis, and many more.

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"[Chittenden] gathers valuable insight from important thinkers in a variety of fields…[its] organizational scheme will be attractive to readers who prefer to examine evidence and draw their own conclusions."—Library Journal

Library Journal
Chittenden, who has worked for the London Speaker Bureau, here gathers ruminations on the recent financial crisis and the crippling recession that has followed. The 40 contributors include such luminaries as Hernando de Soto, F.W. de Klerk, and Muhammad Yunus. Together the essays agree on the causes of the crisis, forming consensus around the pivotal nature of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and the loss of trust in the financial markets. In a particularly biting passage, Richard Koo argues that events immediately following the failure of Lehman were "the most unfortunate and unnecessary suffering brought about by the incompetence, if not arrogance, of U.S. policy makers." One wonders, though, whether the confidence of some writers in their diagnosis will appear premature, given the debate that rages to this day over the causes of the Great Depression. The chapters discussing our economic present and future offer less unity of opinion and cover the well-trod ground of climate change, population issues, and the role of market regulation. With a handy appendix of short profiles of the contributors. VERDICT Chittenden gathers valuable insight from important thinkers in a variety of fields. The book's organizational scheme will be attractive to readers who prefer to examine evidence and draw their own conclusions.—Steve Wilson, Dayton Metro Lib., OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753522042
Publisher:
Virgin Books
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Oliver Chittenden has worked as an agent to many of the world's most inspiring leaders through is work for The London Speakers Bureau. He is the author of Inspire. Vince Cable has been a member of Parliament since 1997 and is former deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons. He is the author of The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it Means.

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