Banking system collapses have annihilated credit markets and even the few borrowers with investment grade credit ratings cannot borrow. Conditions are worse than when the monetary system collapsed in 1931. Government revenue streams have shrunk to a trickle and services have shrivelled commensurately. Benefits are virtually non-existent, so protests, civil disobedience and riots continue to rise. Developed nation hope for emerging nation growth to provide export markets vanished with China plummeting into prolonged recession. Instead, China is trying to distract its increasingly restive population from their problems with an aggressive foreign policy over military control of the South China Sea ...Can this actually happen? Indeed it can! In fact, this book is a searing indictment of the agenda now adopted by governments and central banks, which is likely to result in yet more bank failures, countries leaving the eurozone, dysfunctional capital markets and higher taxes and reduced government services and benefits.Yet it is still not too late to choose a different path that will help put capitalism back on track. Skene and Kidd outline what that path should be to ensure a prosperous rather than austere future.
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Profile Books Ltd.
June 19, 2013
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