Something Will Turn Up (Ebook)

Britain’s Economy, Past, Present and Future

David Smith

Britain's 'foremost economic journalist' (Sunday Times) paints a lively, accessible portrait of the country's economic fortunes since 1945

As the prevailing winds of the global economy have changed, so Britain has been buffeted from boom to bust and back again. But how much is our country's economic landscape shaped by the huge forces of international capital - and the hope that 'something will turn up' - and how much by the individual men and women at the heart of our economic policy?

David Smith forged his career as Britain's leading economic journalist during the country's traumatic transition from the 'workshop of the world' in the Midlands where he grew up, to an economy built on the sometimes shaky foundations of services and the City. Something Will Turn Up is his account of the chancellors, prime ministers, Bank of England governors and senior officials he has encountered and interviewed over the last five decades, and their impact on the realities of modern British life since the war. Smith leads us through the mire of government policy and long-term trends with wit and clarity to paint a vivid, personal picture of how we got to now - and where we might go from here.

Publication date: 16/07/2015


ISBN: 9781782830955


Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for Something Will Turn Up


Praise for Free Lunch:

'David Smith skilfully cuts through the mind-numbing waffle that surrounds much of modern economics, delivering a highly accessible guide to a subject that many claim to understand but very few do.


Jeff Randall, BBC Business Editor 

'Smith ... is an amiable and talented dining companion'


'Free of jargon, obfuscation and interminable subordinate clauses, his prose is just the job'

 The Times

David Smith

David Smith

David Smith is Economics Editor of the Sunday Times and the author of a number of books including The Dragon and the Elephant [9781847650474] and classic guide to economics Free Lunch [9781781250112].

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