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The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy by [King, Mervyn]
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“If [The End of Alchemy] gets the attention it deserves, it might just save the world.”
- Michael Lewis, Bloomberg View

“An outstandingly lucid account of postwar economic policymaking and the dilemmas we now face. . . . It is rare to encounter a book on economics quite as intellectually exhilarating as The End of Alchemy―a dazzling performance indeed.”
- John Plender, Financial Times

“Offers both a deeply examined critique of economics as usual, and practical, controversial ideas on policy. It's a rare achievement.”
- Clive Crook, Bloomberg View

“I have read umpteen books about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 and its lessons. This is the cleverest one, brimming over with new ideas. While other ‘lords of finance’ publish memoirs, King has produced a brilliant analysis not only of what went wrong in the global financial system but also of what went wrong in economics itself.”
- Niall Ferguson

“A sophisticated and highly approachable study of how modern finance has lost its way. Few individuals are more qualified than Lord Mervyn King to imagine the banking of the future. His book should be required reading.”
- Henry Kissinger

“Mervyn King asks, ‘Why has almost every industrialized country found it difficult to overcome the stagnation that followed the financial crisis in 2007–2008, and why did money and banking, the alchemists of a market economy, turn into its Achilles heel?’ He addresses these questions, and much more. For those endeavoring to understand the greatest financial crisis of our time and the future of finance, this highly provocative book is a must-read.”
- Alan Greenspan

“Drawing on years of scholarly study of banking history and his real world experience in fighting financial panic, Mervyn King has set out a new framework for monetary and financial reform. Seemingly simple in concept, it challenges prevailing banking and market practice. The End of Alchemy demands debate and a well-reasoned response.”
- Paul A. Volcker

“Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the crisis. Agree or disagree, King's visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads of state.”
- Lawrence H. Summers

About the Author

Mervyn King served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. He was appointed Baron King of Lothbury in 2013, a Knight of the Garter in 2014, and is currently a professor at both New York University and the London School of Economics.

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  • File Size: 1619 KB
  • Print Length: 449 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (March 21, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 21, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y1F227O
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,862 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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