The Age of Instability (Ebook)

The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next

David Smith

The most comprehensive and lucid guide to what happened and why

Bored with endless grandstanding and people being wise after the event? Then The Age of Instability is the one book you should read on the financial crisis. Setting the near collapse of the international financial markets and banking system in a global and historical context, Sunday Times economics editor and bestselling author David Smith looks not only at the political and economic factors that contributed to the fall of Lehmans, collapse of Iceland and disintegration of the subprime mortgage market but also at the emergence of a culture of risk and greed that made it possible to believe that greed was good and the good times would last forever. It provides an authoritative yet accessible guide to what happened, where, and when with practical suggestions for what needs to happen next.

Publication date: 01/03/2011


ISBN: 9781847651914


Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for The Age of Instability

'Precise and lucid'

 Director Magazine


Larry Elliott Guardian

'a guide through the treacherous and shifting landscape of the crisis with excellent credentials and a good eye for a telling quotation.'

Ed Crooks Financial 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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