The Storm: The World Economic Crisis & What It Means
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The Storm: The World Economic Crisis & What It Means

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An indispensable andabsolutely accessibleexplanation of thecauses of the world economic crisis and how we should respond to it

In this urgent and timely book, the manthe Daily Telegraphcalls"the sageof the credit crunch"shows that although the downturn is global, the complacency of the British government towards the huge "bubble" in property prices and high levels of person...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Atlantic Books
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Bonnie Huval
Cable gave me more background information about a number of events, although he presumes the reader is fully conversant with all his references and sources. In place of footnotes, he finishes the book with a lengthy description of what his sources were for each chapter. While his remarks about how he put together the chapters give a little insight into his thinking, footnotes would be helpful.

I am concerned by a major inconsistency. He says we got into the current economic mess partly because to...more
Graham Tapper
This book should be compulsory reading in all schools. Cable's analysis of how we got in the mess we're in is backed in its authority as coming from the only leading politician who predicted it, years before it happened.

He could have written it as an "I told you so, but you just wouldn't listen", but he doesn't. Instead he examines all of the contributory factors and comes to conclusions that are not entirely in line with media pundits. I would trust his analysis above theirs, any day.

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Effendy Yahaya
Extensive and compress of my economics for business book in holistic view ! excellent.
Short and insightful analysis of the global financial depression from the only UK politician with any credibility left. Gets a bit complex at times explaining financial theories and practice but theres some interesting nuggets of information. Dont read this if you want an idiots guide to economics.
God bless St Vince, the last grown-up in the Commons. A concise and lucid examination of the depth and consistency of the bucket of sh*t in which we find ourselves.
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