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Put and Call Options. Last changed Jul 2 from a Greed rating Updated Jul 5 at pm. Stock Price Strength. Last changed Jun 6 from a Neutral rating Updated Jul 5 at pm. Safe Haven Demand. An updated edition was released in The book documents the beginnings of the crisis to its real-world consequences.
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The book discusses the impact of the crisis on "capitalist ideology" and politics in the "age of austerity". In The Guardian Will Hutton commended the book as a "page-turning account" of the Great Recession and wrote that "Mason is refreshingly clear-eyed about the operation of today's finance-driven capitalism - and angry". However, the writer did criticise some paragraphs as being overly generous to the banking industry. In the New Statesman John Gray wrote that "people need a reliable guide to the financial crisis Published May 19th by Verso first published April 1st More Details Original Title.
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More filters. Sort order. Oct 04, Tom rated it really liked it. This is a really great account of the collapse of the economic 'hyperbubble' in The author is not an anti-capitalist, and cites a bunch of good things capitalism and neoliberalism has done for us: the destruction of a conservative social order and the social solidarities created by the working class movements of the 19th and 20th century have given way to a society where you can "borrow big-time, negotiate your own salary, duck and dive, migrate if you have to And let your hair down.
They can treat you like shit at work, but they can't tell you who to sleep with or what time the pubs close anymore. It is worth reading this book just for the last chapter about post-neoliberal politics and economics. Familiarity breeds contempt, which might explain my pleasure at his assertion that, "in conditions where the state has made the biggest intervention into the world economy in a century", social movements must not ignore the state, and can't restrict themselves to 'think global, act local'.
Take that, anarcho-tosspots.
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View 1 comment. Jan 29, Kathy rated it liked it Shelves: read-in , non-fiction.
Paul Mason, a journalist for Newsnight , makes a pretty good job of describing the events of the financial collapse of and afterwards. He also gives a good rundown of the competing economic theories that can contribute to our understanding of what went wrong and how to fix it. Where Mason is slightly weaker is on the analysis of what was going on behind the scenes and the financial instruments whereby the banks committed fraud on a global scale. Mason is pretty angry about the failure of gove Paul Mason, a journalist for Newsnight , makes a pretty good job of describing the events of the financial collapse of and afterwards.
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Mason is pretty angry about the failure of governments to legislate, but doesn't seem angry enough about how and why the banks failed to conduct their business in a way that was honest. In all, I would recommend this book as an overview of events and the failure of government to legislate or to formulate any adequate mechanisms to avert the current continuation and and future repeat of the economic catastrophe in which we find ourselves.
May 04, David rated it it was amazing. A call for fresh thinking and new leadership to shape the character of capitalism in the wake of the meltdown in the global financial system, which this book documents both accurately and accessibly. Final sentences put it well: "The task of finding a better model confronts us in a period of economic recession and rising social unrest, and with the ideology of neoliberalism now lying shattered alongside that of Stalinist Marxism, which has been dead for twenty years.
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The magnitude of the crisi A call for fresh thinking and new leadership to shape the character of capitalism in the wake of the meltdown in the global financial system, which this book documents both accurately and accessibly. The magnitude of the crisis is much bigger than most of us yet imagine. In the first week of October a deregulated banking system brought the entire economy of the world to the brink of collapse. It was the product of giant hubris and the untrammelled power of a financial elite.
The crisis happened because the world was persuaded to forget the causes and consequences of It must never forget the events of Nov 05, Ross rated it did not like it.