Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed Paperback – November 8, 2010
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“What people need is a reliable guide to the financial crisis ... Meltdown is the book they are looking for.”—John Gray, The New Statesman
“A lucid and sharply polemical account.”—Oliver Kamm, The Times [London]
Top Customer Reviews
This book gives Mason's (economics editor for BBC's newsnight) perspective in a comprehensive logical detailed way - backed up by 230 footnotes; and gives a logical explanation of where we are probably headed.
He explains how world forces are breaking the dominance of the US oligarchs and will probably force the US into having a responsible financial sector. He describes a future evolving as a struggle between the workers of China - versus the power structure of China - versus the class interests of the West.
It is by far the best explanation I've seen.
He writes in mid-February, 2009, and as of this moment in August, the Obama administration shows no sign of a major bank overhaul, let alone a successor model to neo-liberalism. By Mason's lights, this means a prolonged slump with a very murky future. Be that as it may, the book is a succinct and timely account for the layperson, and I particularly appreciate the inclusion of a glossary of terms. I sometimes think these high-level train wrecks occur because the general public is excluded by the arcane terminology of finance itself. Worse, it's the same public who then pay the price by having to survive amid the debris.
Trainwrecks can be exciting if well described, and the global economic supercrash is chronicled vividly but with sobriety and without preaching or sensationalism. As in his TV appearances, Mason's plain-man style goes along with a formidable communicative talent. The complexities of the economic reasoning, and in particular the opaque terminology, are set out here as clearly as you are likely to find anywhere.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing writer, fantastic book, but then all his books are just amazing. Serious writing about the entire world falling apart, and so well written anybody can understand the... Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by nordlys
I think there's no better book in the market than this one about the current global financial crisis, and how it developed. Just buy it. Then savor it.Published on September 3, 2009 by Pranay Gupte