The Trouble with Markets: Saving Capitalism from Itself

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In the spirit of John Kenneth Galbraith and Paul Krugman, Roger Bootle challenges readers to look at the deep causes of the current financial crisis in his trenchant, topical, and thought-provoking exploration of both our economic future and the future of the market system itself. The latest financial crisis is explained in a historical context and supplemented with fascinating material on the Great Depression and other periods of economic downturn. Roger Bootle walks readers through the roles of regulators and ...
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In the spirit of John Kenneth Galbraith and Paul Krugman, Roger Bootle challenges readers to look at the deep causes of the current financial crisis in his trenchant, topical, and thought-provoking exploration of both our economic future and the future of the market system itself. The latest financial crisis is explained in a historical context and supplemented with fascinating material on the Great Depression and other periods of economic downturn. Roger Bootle walks readers through the roles of regulators and bankers, and although fiercely critical of bankers and regulators for their roles, Bootle blames the crisis not on them, but on the idea that financial markets can be left alone. Written in his distinctive, highly readable style, the book examines a host of critical questions, including what investors should do with their money in turbulent times, and calls for a contraction of the overfed financial services sector. Provocative, radical and thoroughly international in scope, The Trouble with Markets is sure to appeal to financial types and general readers alike.
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An excellent explanation of what led to the 'Great Implosion' ... what marks this book out is the admirable care that Bootle has taken to address concerns that a reader who is new tot eh top might have. Bootle is also diligent in shooting down some of the most common canards that have flapped their way through the crisis. A clear and cogent guide to the problems - and the solutions - that lie ahead. --Financial Times

Compelling prescriptions from an economist unusually able to speak with authority - because unlike most of his peers, Bootle spotted that the boom was unsustainable. --Robert Peston, BBC Business Editor and author of 'Who Runs Britain?'

Roger Bootle knows how markets work, and also when they don't work. Everyone who wants a real understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy should read this book. --John Kay, leading economist, Financial Times columnist and author of The Long and The Short of It

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857885583
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Bootle is one the City s top economists, and has worked in or around the financial markets since 1978. He is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and also appears frequently on national television and radio. His now classic bestseller The Death of Inflation, originally regarded as extreme is now widely recognized as prophetic. As well as being the founder and Managing Director of Capital Economics, he is also Economic Adviser to Deloitte, a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He was formerly Group Chief Economist at HSBC, and under the previous Conservative government he was appointed one of the Chancellor s panel of economic forecasters, the so-called Wise Men . He studied Economics at Oxford, and began his career in the academic world as a lecturer in Economics at St Anne s College, Oxford. www.capitaleconomics.com
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