"One of the few City economists whose views I trust...more often than not his contrarian approach is proved correct." -- Jeff Randall BBC BUSINESS EDITOR
"THE BEST INVESTMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR--well-written and interesting...valuable insights." -- Jonathan Davis, THE INDEPENDENT
"The intangible revolutionA visionary tour de force for a prosperous 21st century." -- MANAGEMENT TODAY
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From the Publisher
Are we really on the brink of another economic boom? Or in a lull before the next financial bust? World-renowned expert Roger Bootle weighs in on one of the most hotly debated topics today with this sure-to-be-controversial look at the very real dangers of both deflation and depression after the great illusion of the bubble. Bootle exposes the illusory wealth created by the current property boommoney for nothingand the threat posed by a policy of protectionism. With a brave new vision for a global society, this cautionary guide to the economy of the future lays out a blueprint for that future dominated by a global wealth spiral of human values and international trade with developing countries such as China and India that produces real wealth, not financial fantasy.